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Showing posts with label Nostalgia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nostalgia. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Block Printed Textiles

By Dr. Alka Raghuvanshi

Saree, Design, Block Printing, textiles, wooden blocks, block print textiles,

Getting nostalgic about the art of block printing, Dr. Alka Raghuvanshi uses technological windfall to elicit renewed respect for this almost-forgotten traditional craft.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Visit to Ajanta Caves

By Shriram Khadilkar
Photography: Shriram Khadilkar

Lord buddha in preaching pose flanked by Bodhisattvas, Cave 4, Ajanta

Back from his recent visit to the Ajanta caves, Shriram Khadilkar finds it difficult to break free from the onslaught of memories of visually rich wall paintings and local legends…

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vacant Memories

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By Shriram Khadilkar

An artist’s work space is his private lair. In this era of tech gizmos and virtual connect, we take you back in time to film-maker, painter-sculptor, legendary Baburao Painter’s studio in Kolhapur, which was the epitome of comfort and tech-convenience in the early 20th century.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Enigma of Passion


By Lalit Hira

Scene from Antigone ; Image  Source: The Hindu
Apart from theatre and films, he had a keen interest in all arts and wanted to initiate people into appreciating art. He once wrote, ‘Samajhne ki koshish matt kijiye, ras lijiye’ (Do not try to understand the arts, just experience them), remembers veteran theatre artiste Utkarsh Mazumdar. “This ‘enfant terrible’ of Indian theatre loved to experiment and was never at ease with a stereotype presentation of a play.”

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cartoon-artist Mario: a tribute


By Vijay N. Seth (vinns)

Graphic humorist, fine artist and photo buff, Vijay N Seth (vinns) recounts fond memories of the great Mario de Miranda (1926-2011), who has left a un-fill-able void in the world of popular cartooning.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tribute to Mr. V A Mali (1911-2011)


By Shriram Khadilkar
V A Mali with an Industrialist and his portrait
The great painter V. A. Mali was a living legend. Two months ago, on 22nd August 2011, he completed 100 years of age and embarked on his 101st year.  A long and eventful journey; where the spirit was raring-to-go, even till this grand age. I had been to his house to greet the doyen of Indian art.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mahatma Gandhi & Karmarkar


By Shriram Khadilkar

Friends (Cement)
Last Sunday was a day of the Mahatma. While one Mahatma is internationally acclaimed as the trailblazer of the Freedom of India Movement, the other of circumscribed renown is Master Sculptor Late Shri Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar – Rodin of Indian sculpture. It wouldn’t be wrong to even call Rodin as the Karmarkar of Europe!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bom Bahia comes alive...



By Savitha Hira
I visited the museum almost 2 years back, when I was asked to write about the restoration and conservation processes that had brought alive the almost forgotten history of Mumbai. In the course of my conversation with Tasneem Mehta, Convenor INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), Managing Trustee and Hon. Director Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, I was informed that the biggest challenge in the project was doing so much on a shoe string budget. In her words, "By any reckoning, 4 crores, which is the total project cost is a very tight budget for such a comprehensive project. We not only restored the entire building and the garden surrounding it, but also 3500 artefacts; archived the entire collection as well as mandatory paraphernalia of setting up a museum".
Till date, every time I visit...  feels like a first time. 


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