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Ardhanarishvara – Androgynous Portrayal of Shiva and Parvati

By December 5, 2019

The composite form of Shiva and his consort, Shakti (another name for...

Museums And Exhibitions

David Wojnarowicz: Love and Rage in the Time of Cholera

By December 4, 2019

Sex, spirituality, love, and loss – for the artist, writer, and activist...



  • Museums And Exhibitions

    W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine at the Annenberg Space for Photography

    By November 13, 2019

    “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” Robert Frost begins. His poem Mending Walls is emblazoned next to the entrance, setting the tone for the Annenberg Space for Photography’s latest exhibition. Even before stepping inside, we are...

  • Indian Art

    Iconography of Ganesh

    By November 12, 2019

    Ganesh is the patron God of writers and intellectuals, and arguably the most well-known of the Hindu Gods. He is worshipped across all sects of Hindus and also by Buddhists and Jains. Mantras and rituals dedicated to Ganesh are...

  • Food

    The Gift of Pomona – Pears in Art

    By November 11, 2019

    Since ancient times the pear tree has been honoured as a sacred tree symbolising good health, happiness and prosperity. At this time of the year, farmers and growers are storing their precious harvest, laying down fruits to last...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot

    By November 10, 2019

    Elaine, the white lady of Shallot’s island, portrayed by John William Waterhouse is locked in a tower where she is only able to see the world through a mirror and recreate life through the weaving of a tapestry....

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    Literature

    Book Review: Sister Wendy’s 100 Best-loved Paintings

    By November 9, 2019

    Late last year, the art world mourned the death of Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018), the quirky British nun who became a world-wide sensation as a television art commentator. Little did we know that the good sister had one...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Guggenheim: The Thannhauser Collection from van Gogh to Picasso at Palazzo Reale

    By November 8, 2019

    From October 17th to March 1st 2020 Milan will be the meeting point for some of the most important artworks of the Impressionist movement. Palazzo Reale tells the story of the Thannhauser collection and will be witness of...

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    Indian Art

    Company School – Transition to Indian Modern Art

    By November 7, 2019

    Painting in rich Mughal and Rajput styles, the court painters shifted their renderings to the demanded adjustments of British East India Company thereby having projected a palpable change in the map of Indian art. The shift occurred during...

  • Women Artists

    Conversations with Naomi Frears

    By November 6, 2019

    Naomi Frears is a visual artist and filmmaker based in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, UK. I was lucky enough to touch base with this incredible artist as her new exhibition begins at Beaux Arts, London. The...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Rembrandt’s Light—Dulwich Picture Gallery

    By November 5, 2019

    Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. The focus of this exhibition is on the artist’s use of light. It may seem like a limited and even narrow perspective with an...

  • Indian Art

    The Peacock Throne of Shah Jahan

    By November 4, 2019

    The iconic Peacock Throne or the Takht-i-taus was the greatest accumulation of precious gemstones in the 17th Century. Commissioned in 1628 by Shah Jahan, this exquisite artifact serves as yet another reminder of the extravagant Mughal era. Although the coveted...



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