Monthly Archives: August 2012

An Introduction to Carpets

Carpet connoisseur, Dhruv Chandra shares his insights on old and antique carpets New Delhi: Old and antique carpets are more than just floor coverings, and like all other works of art, have represented the aspirations, lifestyles, attitudes and limitations of … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia – Part I

Josheen Oberoi explores the stunning new galleries of Islamic art at the Met, a few centuries at a time. New York: It would be fair to warn visitors of a possible sensory overload when they visit the galleries presenting the … Continue reading

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Ananya Vajpeyi on Abanindranath Tagore at SAA-JNU, Delhi

New Delhi: Here are details of an interesting talk scheduled for this coming Friday, August 31, 2012 in New Delhi. The School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University is hosting noted South Asian  scholar, Ananya Vajpeyi, who will … Continue reading

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ARKEN Museum of Modern Art presents INDIA: ART NOW

Medha Kapur of Saffronart shares a short note on India: Art Now, an exhibition at the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Copenhagen: INDIA: ART NOW, on view from 18 August 2012 to 13 January 2013, is part of the project … Continue reading

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Between the Lines: Identity, Place, and Power

Sneha Sikand of Saffronart on Waswo X. Waswo’s private collection of Indian printmaking exhibited at India Habitat Centre                 New Delhi: The Visual Arts Gallery recently exhibited Waswo X. Waswo’s private collection of prints. … Continue reading

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Buying Property in London? There may be tax implications…

PART 2: The Non-personal Entity. Shivajirao Gaekwar shares a note by Vishal Agarwal of BMR Advisors, Mumbai, about tax implications of buying property in London London: The tax implications discussed in ‘Part 1: The Private Individual’, apply equally for residential … Continue reading

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Warli Artists: The Other Masters

Medha Kapur shares a note on Warli painting, one of India’s most well known tribal art forms The Warlis are the largest tribe found on the northern outskirts of Mumbai. The name is derived from the word ‘Warla’, which means … Continue reading

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Francis Bacon: Five Decades

Sneha Sikand of Saffronart on the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ upcoming retrospective Sydney: Opening this November to commemorate British born artist, Francis Bacon’s twentieth death anniversary is the first major exhibition of his work in Australia. Considered one of the most … Continue reading

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Folk and Tribal Art: Gond Painting

Josheen Oberoi of Saffronart looks (very briefly) at what constitutes Gond Art New York: Folk and tribal arts are relatively less exposed forms of narrative Indian art and contain within them a gamut of styles originating from various geographical regions … Continue reading

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The 2012 Skoda Art Prize

Anika Havaldar of Saffronart shares a note about the 2012 Skoda Art Prize for Contemporary Indian Artists.   Mumbai: The Skoda Art Prize offers mid-career Indian artists up to the age of 45, who have held a solo exhibition in the … Continue reading

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