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Bachhawats of Kolkata's Aakriti Art Gallery form Bachhawat Foundation By Ashoke Nag, ET Bureau | 19 Dec, 2013,

KOLKATA: The Bachhawats of Kolkata's well-known Aakriti Art Gallery have conceptualised and formed the Bachhawat Foundation. The foundation was recently launched. 

The Bachhawat Foundation proposes to conduct art residency programs for potential, creative artists of the new…

Bachhawat Foundation :Promotion of art, aesthetics, culture and literature

An Art Center having Artist Residency,Art Camps,Publications and more.A perfect ambiance that an artist requires in a serene surrounding.Less then 20 km from the Kolkata Airport,30 minutes drive.

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MISTY CURTAIN AND THE MACABRE TOUCH by Soumitra Das

Aakriti Art Gallery had started the GenNext series of exhibitions to focus on young artists, who, it thought, showed promise. Most of the participants of this particular show were born in the 1980s, with one of them, Nihaal Faizal, born as late as in the 1990s. In its sixth edition (up to October 15), GenNext shows every sign of maturity, manifested in not only more carefully chosen works but also better display as more space is available now…

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This is a forum to reach out to anybody interested in art—be it painting, sculpture, print making, creative photography,video art or new media. This is a space not only for the practitioners of different forms of art, but also collectors, connoisseurs and critics. And in this space you have a wide choice—of exchanging notes, holding debates, checking out the works in Akriti's collection and even buying them from our website if you so fancy.

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Aakriti Art Gallery is one of the most vibrantly active venues of art in Kolkata, India. Its exhibits range from works of artists who are groundbreaking contemporary visionaries, young upcoming talents or historical masters. Founded in 2005, the Gallery has today more than 1000 works in its collection. Its new wing adjoining the primary gallery space, now has a permanent gallery for showcasing sculptures exclusively. One of the core activities of Aakriti, which is pursued at tandem with its… Continue

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"Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in."
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"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."
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"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."
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"Art is the proper task of life."
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Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
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Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
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Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
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Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
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Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
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Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.
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Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Gustave Flaubert

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
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By the work one knows the workman.
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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
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Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
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Even a true artist does not always produce art.
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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
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the global and local spaces of art consumption

folk media find its way to the global market , which seems like a good thing for the artists - speaking of Patachitra here in Bengal. The artists for whom the art was dying some years ago, dying means here - no consumption , finally re-bulids itself…Continue

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The virtual vs the real.

Is the ease of availability of Art online taking away from its originality?Or does it make the experience of the original even more enriching?Continue

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Han van Meegeren - talent devoured by critics,hence spitting the venom back to the art world?????

Han van Meegeren (pronounced [ɦɑn ʋɑn ˈmeɪɣərən]) (10 October 1889 in …Continue

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The Troublesome Trio- Between the Head, Heart and Hand 1 Reply

Somewhere between the head, heart and the hand of the creator lies Art-a creation; more and more attaining the status of a product.In an age overwhelmingly head oriented- with concepts, ideas and thoughts- which is one third of the whole process of…Continue

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Welcome to the world of Aakriti Art Gallery—a virtual meeting ground for artists, art collectors, art enthusiasts, critics and connoisseurs from around the world. Aakriti Art Gallery is one of the most vibrantly active venues of art in Kolkata & Delhi,India. Its exhibits range from works of artists who are groundbreaking contemporary visionaries, young upcoming talents or historical masters. Founded in 2005, the Gallery has today more than 1000 works in its collection.Its has a separate wing adjoining the primary gallery space,a permanent gallery for showcasing sculptures exclusively. Aakriti Art Gallery was founded with a very specific intention. Despite the fact that the Gallery has a sizeable collection of historical masters, it is on international modern and contemporary art that it truly stresses upon. The vision is to break all geographical boundaries, collecting and curating works from all around the world. This vision of Aakriti Art Gallery has also given rise to GenNext series —the annual exhibition of contemporary artists from across the globe. Since its inception, Aakriti has held this exhibition every year. Young artists from Europe, Asia, North and South America have been enthusiastically converging with their works at this show which is held every year from October 1 to 15 in Kolkata, India.

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Lament : Networking on the wall- Palestine

Posted by sumita sahoo on March 21, 2015 at 11:12am

The World Of Satish Gujral

Satish Gujral born 25 December, 1925 enters into ninetieth year this year. To mark this a wonderful occasion and pay respect to the venerable Master engaged in art practice spanning over six decades, Aakriti Art Gallery comes up with a show titled “The World of Satish Gujral” with an…

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Posted by sumita sahoo on March 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

Murmur of Lament Curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay

What is Lament?

Lament is a form of mourning and a little more than that. A t times it is filled with notes of accusations and at times contriteness and pain. Lamenting is both an individual and communal act which signals that human relationship has gone awry. “Lament is an existential wail which comes from the depths of human soul”.1

The cry of lament is filled with unbearable urges, of awareness of memory, anger, and relief, desire for vengeance, it…

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Posted by sumita sahoo on February 19, 2015 at 11:30am

A requiem, a prayer, a song’- An exhibition by contemporary artists

‘A requiem, a prayer, a song’, an exhibition of works by contemporary  artists is an elegy to collective pain of humanity.  They evoke a sense of melancholy, a sense of the fading song, the desperate prayer. All that remains to be sung is the requiem.  The exhibition would be curated by Ina Puri, dedicated to the legendary artist Rajendra Dhawan. The exhibition hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery, Delhi would be held from 31st January-28 February’ 2015.…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on January 24, 2015 at 3:00pm

CELEBRATION OF CREATIVE REVELATION

The gradual evolution of Modernism in India in the post-independence era is also a unique tale of artistic endeavours, unending struggles and progression of vision against all odds by the artists to give birth to and deliver their individualistic language/s in art that made them the great Masters of Indian art of the twentieth century. The artworks of these Masters thus stand on their own to mark the emblematic journeys of each creator and the empowerment and enlightenment they could attain…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on January 20, 2015 at 5:12pm

A Yank’s Memories of Calcutta & Memorabilia

Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘…

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