Muziris Heritage Project

Muziris was an ancient sea port on the Malabar Coast in Kerala which served as one of the world’s greatest trading center in East. As per historical records, the port was used for trade of goods ranging from spices to precious stones with Greeks, Romans and rest of the World during 3rd century BC to

Mattancherry Palace Murals

The Mattancherry palace (also known as Dutch palace) is located at Mattancherry (near Kochi) in Kerala. The uniqueness of the palace is due to its mural paintings from the 16th century to 18th century. History Mattancherry is a former capital of the erstwhile rulers of Cochin. It was a famous sea port that attracted the

Holi-The Festival of Colors

  Holi, the festival of colors, is the Hindu festival full of fun. Holi brings a lot of fun, music, dance and of course lots of bright colors. It is celebrated with full enthusiasm and joy throughout the country. It falls on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun, ie February or March.

Bengal School of Art

Origin of Bengal School of Art In Bengal, a new group of nationalist artists gathered around Abinandranatha Tagore (1871-1951). Abanindranath Tagore was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. This new group of painters rejected the art of Raja Ravi Varma as imitative and westernized. They declared that such a style was unsuitable for depicting the nation’s

Ebrahim Alkazi

Ebrahim Alkazi is one of the pioneers of Indian theatre. He is considered as one of the most influential Indian theatre directors of all time. Initially, he was associated with the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group and got in close contact with art pioneers like M.F.Husain, F.N.Souza, S.H.Raza, Akbar Padamsee, Tyeb Mehta. These artists have also

Satish Gujral

Satish Gujral, younger brother of former PM Inderkumar Gujaral, is a Prominent Indian painter, sculptor, muralist, graphic designer, writer and architect. He was born in Jhelum, West Punjab (British India). A sickness at the age of 8 years resulted in impairment of hearing. He has consistently dominated the art scene in India for the entire

Mukul Dey

Mukul Chandra Dey is considered as a pioneer of drypoint-etching in India. He was the first Indian artist to travel abroad for the purpose of studying printmaking as an art. For the portrayal of Indian life, Dey essentially chose Western medium. He concentrated on dry-point etching which not common to the Indian painting culture. He

V. S. Gaitonde

Vasudeo S. Gaitonde was regarded as India’s foremost abstract artist. He was born in Maharashtra in 1924. Gaitonde’s abstract paintings with their translucent beams of light refer to nothing other than themselves and evoke subliminal depths. He experimented hugely with form and shape in his works. His use of symbolic element and very few ground

Bhupen Khakhar

Bhupen Khakhar was an internationally recognised Indian contemporary artist. He was born in 1934 in Bombay. He openly portrayed homosexuality through his paintings and he explored his own Homosexuality in a very sensitive way. The life of a homosexual from Indian perspective was beautifully portrayed by him even though a subject like homosexuality was uncommon

Ram Kumar

Ram Kumar was born in Shimla in 1924. He is one of the pioneers of abstract painting. He gave up figurativism for abstract art. He is known for his abstract landscapes in oil or acrylic. One of the main concerns of the artist is human condition which was depicted in his paintings through alienated individual