Masters of Indian Art | V.S.Gaitonde

Gaitonde’s works are known for evoking subliminal depths. Plain, large surfaces with paint layered subtly characterize his work. His paintings have a quality of light that seems to be complete in itself. Gaitonde experimented with shapes and form in his paintings. He depicted the real world through ethereal and complex paintings in his own abstract way. He believed in meticulous planning for his artworks. His … Continue reading Masters of Indian Art | V.S.Gaitonde

Principles of Research

To begin with, I believe with Schopenhauer that one of the strongest motives that leads men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from personal life into the world of objective perception and thought; this desire may be compared with … Continue reading Principles of Research

Death of the Author, Finally?

  Roland Barthes‘ “The Death of the Author” comes to mind. Often, having written against the tight embodiment of the artist in the art work, this experiment came as an interesting surprise. And at such a large-scale too! On being asked about the same, Johny said, “Yes, it is a conscious decision as there was a lot of demand to do this fair in a … Continue reading Death of the Author, Finally?

Article: Visual Culture with Google Maps

  A beautiful article on the experience of visual culture due to Goggle Maps’ Street view. Marco Bohr’s blog is a favourite – and when you read this, you will know why! With the emergence of digital photography, the internet and vast photographic archives such as Google Street View, the notion of a photographer capturing a moment is quickly fading away. In other words, instead … Continue reading Article: Visual Culture with Google Maps

Event: United Art Fair 2012

The United Art Fair (UAF) is a unique take on an art shows in India. Here’s what the Johny ML, project director, has to say about it: “We travelled all over India and found that the young artists needed patronage. UAF is all about collapsing the monopolies developed in the art scene during the boom years. We are taking artists to the patrons directly. The fair is … Continue reading Event: United Art Fair 2012

The Purposive Ethos of an Artist

The purposive ethos of an artist, I shall call it. It’s about the physical, cultural, and psychological constructs that surrounds and defines an artist. This ethos is not a descriptor of every artist — but the one that wants to be known as an artist, a stereotype wannabe, if you will. There is the physical setting of ‘being’ an artist. In India, it would mean … Continue reading The Purposive Ethos of an Artist