In 2006, MF Husain made UAE his home. The decision was a "game-changer," according to friends.
"Tropical modernism' seems reductive as applied to South Asian architects" — artist Shezad Dawood.
NS Bendre is an early pioneer of the Indian modern art. Yet, the sublime beauty of his lines is coming into focus only now.
Relatives and fellow painters, the Europe-loving Sakti Burman and Paresh Maity remain Bengali at heart.
Circa 200 BC-1200 AD, India was home to a sophisticated culture full of creativity, argues William Dalrymple.
The gallery Pheroza J Godrej started fifty years ago made her an indispensable part of the city’s art scene.
Artists are using algorithms, sensors and augmented reality to speak of fragility and permanence.
Cautionary Tales: How artists are leading from the front in their cultural response to global warming.
The cross-cultural (Indo-French) world of the mother-daughter artist duo, Maïté Delteil and Maya Burman.
Vadehra Art Gallery's Call Me By Your Name confronts that time-tested question — Can love complete us?
Museums and galleries across India are upending conventions and reimagining a new playbook for children.
A group exhibition in New Delhi engages with the challenges of habitation and questions of belonging.
New Delhi-based architect and artist Gautam Bhatia reflects on why 'beauty' has vanished from art.
Atul Dodiya wants to be remembered as Mohd Rafi of art. With his playful oeuvre and consistent output, he justifies it.
Kartick Chandra Pyne was best known as a 'surrealist' at a time when Indian modern art was following a more narrative tradition
Artist Jatin Das' lockdown works express the pain and anguish he felt during 2020's migrant crisis.
An Oscar-winning costume designer today, Bhanu Athaiya in the 1940-50s was busy pursuing art. Finally, she opted for films.
Neither fully Impressionist or Cubist, Jehangir Sabavala's serene landscapes have inspired a sense of wonder and awe.
Rekha Rodwittiya's art, where the mundane meets profound, is a celebration of “the everyday life of the woman."
Many readers may not be familiar with Paris-based Rajendra Dhawan but he was held in high regard in art fraternity.
Artist Krishna Reddy on the lessons of Nandalal Bose, memories of Santiniketan and disappointment of not selling in India.
From mill workers to chawl dwellers, shantytown to towers, Sudhir Patwardhan’s art has kept up with the changing times.
After staying in France for nearly 60 years, Sayed Haider Raza has decided to “spend the rest of my days” in India.
Artist Jogen Chowdhury speaks about his friend MF Husain, his guru Tagore and the thrill of selling a painting for Rs 150.
The Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli hobnobbed with Picasso and Chagall in '60s. He’s now painting flowers in Moscow.
Manu Parekh's new paintings again pay tribute to a changing Kashi and its unchanging spirit.
Having fled his village in Kerala as a teen, Viswanadhan’s (better known as 'Paris' Viswanadhan) art is informed by itinerancy.
Swaminathan, Gaitonde and Raza are India's famous abstractionists. Mehlli Gobhai has slipped through the cracks.
Lahore-based artist Ali Kazim talks about nudity, freedom of expression and why interest in Pakistani art is on the ascent.
Born in Pune in 1949, when he first landed in Mumbai as a medical student in 1973, the scale of the city scared him.
An American professor and his extraordinary fascination with Bhupen Khakhar’s works that has led him to collect over 100 of them.
Atul Dodiya’s work is replete with influences and references (Duchamp to Tyeb Mehta). But it also subverts the way we see art.
Dhruvi Acharya's 'Permeated Absence' is about dealing with loss and her continued preoccupation with the female body.
A blockbuster exhibition brings together works by all 13 of the ballsy youngsters who formed Bombay’s iconic PAG.
Inspired by Sultana’s Dream, artist Chitra Ganesh believes the story of this 1905 Bengali sci-fi novel is relevant today.
Muzaffar Ali (of Umrao Jaan fame) is also an artist. 'The Other Side' (his first exhibition in 15 years) promises to reveal his other side.
In 2006, MF Husain made UAE his home. Being in the Gulf allowed him to become a bridge between two different cultures.
Never a figurative painter, even S H Raza's earliest of paintings on display prove his inclination towards landscape.
In his latest artwork, Olafur Eliasson, the Danish-Icelandic conceptual artist invites viewers to create their own 'cabinet of curiosities.'
The 93-year-old Krishen Khanna talks about his devotion to art, the horrors of 1947 and his close friendships with MF Husain and Tyeb Mehta
Though M.F. Husain died a Qatari citizen, a new retrospective in Doha revisits his work from the several places he called home
Akbar Padamsee's work was iconic even when esoteric. He leaves having enriched Indian art forever