RECENT WORKS OF K.G.SUBRAMANYAN (MANIDA)

RECENT WORKS OF K.G.SUBRAMANYAN (MANIDA) Very recently an exhibition of latest works of K.G.Subramanyam, henceforth to be fondly addressed as Manida, was held at Nandan, Kalabhavana in the first week of February 2015. For some time now, this website Muktodhara, …

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DESIGNS OF LIFE-PART 1

DESIGNS OF LIFE-PART 1 These days, driven by an inexplicable urge, I am in a search for ‘designs of life’. The caption might appear spiritual, perhaps it is so, but I am literally in search of design forms, both divine …

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THANGKA PAINTING WORKSHOP, KALABHAVANA

THANGKA PAINTING WORKSHOP, KALABHAVANA 17-27 MARCH 2013 Thangka painting is chiefly dedicated to Lord Buddha in our perception; though it is essentially an oriental practice of painting on cloth, cotton or silk, by natural paints by those available hundreds of …

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ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

ELEMENTS OF DESIGN All articles are not meant to be significant; at times it can be refreshing to deal with trivia. To touch trivia and to build something out of it really can be intriguing, challenging the intellect with a …

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NANDAN MELA 2013

NANDAN MELA 2013 So far I never ventured to report anything on Nandan Mela, basically because any Art Fair always appears a bit difficult topic to handle. This year, 1rst December was Sunday-an opportunistic holiday for me, and I was …

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RAMKINKAR BAIJ: AN UNDEFINED GENIUS?

RAMKINKAR BAIJ: AN UNDEFINED GENIUS? I had no intention of writing on Ramkinkar Baij. But after going through a catalogue book ‘RAMKINKAR BAIJ: RETROSPECTIVE 2012’ curated by K.S.Radhakrishnan & Text by Prof. R. Siva Kumar it is perhaps relevant to …

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THE BAUL ART

THE BAUL ART Does anything exist like Baul Art? The conventional answer should be no. But, as Baul-Fakir ideology is a loosely forged ‘ism’ churned out by centuries in the rather undefined cultural scenario in Bengal, ‘Baul Art’ should not …

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PATACHITRA by Ravi Kant Dwivedi

The Patachitra                              (Traditional Audio-Visual form of communication) Patachitra are the original audio-visual entertainers and communicators. The Chitrakars or Patuas are basically entertainers who communicate their message …

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JOGEN CHOUDHURY RETROSPECTIVE at SANTINIKETAN

JOGEN CHOUDHURY RETROSPECTIVE at SANTINIKETAN Kala Bhavana presented Jogen Choudhury retrospective at Nandan from 11-28 February, 2013, which was further extended for a few days. As Sri Jogen Choudhury is the Professor Emeritus of Kala Bhavana, he graciously allowed Kala …

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BOX CAMERA, ARPAN, KALA BHAVANA & PRINT MAKING

                          BOX CAMERA, ARPAN, KALA BHAVANA & PRINT MAKING I never expected to come across a box camera in Santiniketan, that also in this age of digital photography. …

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