Indian art

Art in the times of Covid

Come Covid, there was some confusion initially and while the world felt topsy-turvy, the ‘contemporary Indian art’ world matured. What happened was most unexpected, the hierarchies changed! 

published on : 12th December 2021

Hindu idol missing from village temple found in England, to return to India soon

This week, the Indian High Commission in London confirmed that the formalities for the ancient artefact's return to India are being finalised and it will be restituted in a few months' time.

published on : 11th December 2021

Delhi's Dhoomimal Gallery is reborn as new space for old conversations

Promising to keep the legacy of its past alive, one of India's foremost art galleries in Delhi is reborn as a new space for old conversations.  

published on : 17th October 2021

The state of art and criticism

Moving shoulder to shoulder with the professional elite of the art world, an art writer or critic fails to tread a different path of his own and forgets his professional ethics.

published on : 11th October 2021

Delhi's SRCC students offer beacon of hope for Indian artisans

The demand for homegrown arts and crafts has been on the decline. India is home to more than thousands of artisans who are skilled in various crafts.

published on : 7th October 2021

Indian government thanks New York authorities for returning over 150 antiquities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought back 157 artefacts and antiquities, which were handed over to India by the US during his visit.

published on : 27th September 2021

Australia to return 14 'stolen' artworks worth millions to India

The collection is composed largely of "religious and cultural artefacts" worth a total of about US$2.2 million, including some dating back to the 12th century.

published on : 29th July 2021

A rose from history finds rebirth in Nehru

The lotus was an image, symbol of fertility and metaphor of beauty in the long cultural past of India and it still enjoys a sacred position and its 'Indianness' is beyond doubt.

published on : 20th July 2021

Amrita Sher-Gil artwork fetches Rs 37.8 crores, becomes second most expensive Indian artwork

Currently, a 1961 untitled work by V S Gaitonde that sold for Rs 39.98 crores at another Saffronart sale earlier this year is the most expensive Indian art sold globally.

published on : 14th July 2021

Designing the antidote to counterfeit artworks

Paintings of veterans like M F Husain, S H Raza and Manjit Bawa are among the most-copied, often fetching high prices, thanks to clever imitation and circuiting of fakes, say experts.

published on : 4th July 2021