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National Art Gallery to reopen in Chennai

The National Art Gallery in Chennai is to be reopened. It is an important component of the Egmore Museum in the city. It had been renovated at the cost of 11 crore INR by the Public Works Department. The restoration and conservation work was done under the guidance of the experts from the Archaeological Survey ..

Lalit Kala Academy announces 60th National Academy Awards winners

The Lalit Kala Akademi has announced 15 winners of the 60th Annual Academy Awards. All the awardees will be honoured with a plaque, a shawl and prize money of Rs 1 lakh at the 60th National Exhibition of Art, scheduled from March 25 to April 8 at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and ..

Anjolie Ela Menon conferred with National Kalidas Samman in visual arts by Madhya Pradesh government

Anjolie Ela Menon, the well known muralist, has recently been conferred with the prestigious National Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh government in Delhi for her contribution in visual arts. The award was conferred in recognition of her insightful and sensitive portrayal of the identity and spirit of women through her meaningful paintings in a ..

Ram Kumar, noted Indian painter passes away

Ram Kumar (94), the noted Indian painter, has passed away on April 14, 2018. He was known for his abstract landscapes. A modernist, he was associated with the Progressive Artists’ Group comprising M.F.Husain, F.N.Souza, H.A.Gade, S.H.Raza and others. The seminal group gave a new direction to Indian art by introducing a fresh idiom. Kumar was ..

The first-ever International Exhibition of Graphic Prints ‘Print Biennale India 2018′ started in New Delhi

The first-ever International Exhibition of Graphic Prints ‘Print Biennale India 2018′ has started at the Rabindra Bhavan Galleries of the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi on March 25, 2018. The event, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, is aimed at discovering new artistic trends in printmaking nationally and internationally. Artists from across the world have ..

Abanindranath Tagore

Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. He was born at Jorasanko and was educated at the Sanskrit College, Calcutta. He learnt painting privately under English and Italian instructors. He led the revivalist movement in Bengal in the field of modern Indian paintings with the help of a band of disciples such as ..