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Subodh Gupta

Contemporary rules the roost

Sally Fuerst, Mohan Singh, Madhvi Parekh, Jagdeep Smart, Seema Kohli, Shipra Bhattacharya, Maya Burman and Moushmi Biswas are some names I remember from my favourite genre of art in contemporary form at the India Art Fair 2014

Another favoured one was Subodh Gupta but his largest exhibition ever EVERYTHING IS INSIDE is still on at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. And some of the rarest Amrita Shergill paintings curated by Yashodhara Dalmia in THE PASSIONATE QUEST are also being exhibited at the same venue. The artist, born to a Sikh father and a Hungarian mother emphatically painted both Europe and India of her times (1934-41). So another interesting show continues at the gallery, showcasing the best of Indian modern and contemporary arts with two completely different mediums till 2nd March’14.

Contemporary art is known to be associated with social causes which started from the 1960’s or 70’s and exists till this very minute while the period before that was called ‘modernism’  which lasted from 1880 till 1960’s. I am taking this journey to fulfill my childhood desire to learn everything there is to know about of various mediums, colours, along with newer art and craft forms on this planet.

ART is fair in love’n’war

Some pictures of India Art fair summing up the great Indian enthusiasm, yet conservative market. Sought out artworks were by Subodh Gupta, Gautam Bhatia, Jitish Kalat, T.V. Santosh, Sachin George Sebastian, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, Somnath Hore, Hema Upadhaya, Krishna Murari, Fabian Bercic, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Pakpoom Silaphan, Samanta Batra Mehta, V. Ramesh, Atul Dodiya, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Nantu Behari Das, Akash Choyal, Anant Kumar Mishra, Ruby Chisti to name a few.

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