There was a phase at a certain point of time when Satish Gujral’s art provoked tears in our eyes and jolted us out of insouciant comfort and content. They struck a chord with above all those people who, like Gujral himself, had passed through one of the most agonizing times of modern Indian history – the Partition and its aftermath. Those drawings, with a strong expressionist verve and a deep humanistic concern brought pain and despair back to our consciousness.
Added by Chandrani Mukherjee on November 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
After Warhol’s depiction of Marilyn, her fame became myth. The artist expressed her as the expressionless sexual commodity of America with a frigid smile, as if pasted on her face. Her fame quotient never revealed her as an actress, but as a popular commodity. Partha Guin, similarly shows the deception of capitalism, which makes people hanker for want, which is again…Continue
artetc. news & views November 2011 issue is online.
This issue of artetc. news & views Magazine is on Cutting Edge Art. The December 2011 issue also would be a sequel to this one, focusing more on the individual artists who ideate and practice in this zone of art making.
When I was invited to guest edit these two…
Added by Abhishek Mondal on November 19, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Whew! His sculptures are funny and strange and horrifying..... "To create an intriguing experience for the viewer, either in person physically, or by photograph, or through a computer monitor. Fascinate, engage, repel, stimulate."Joseph…Continue
“With Tarquin's ravishing strides,towards his design
Moves like a ghost.”
(Act2,scene 1)Macbeth by William Shakespeare
King Tereus (Tarquin) executed this violent deed, referred as ‘design’ by Shakespeare, with utter vehemence. However, gods punished him for it. Amitava Dhar traces the ‘strides’ of those who went unpunished. The grim setting of his paintings, look like an existential battleground. The brush strokes resemble frozen waves, of…Continue
Added by Chandrani Mukherjee on November 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
“When you live alone you no longer know what it is to tell a story: … You let events flow by too: you suddenly see people appear who speak and then go away; you plunge into stories of which you can't make head or tail: you'd make a terrible witness”.
Diary entry of Tuesday, 30 January
- La nausée (Nausea) written by Jean-Paul…Continue
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