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Archives: '14 Issue 07

anu malhotra
September 08, 2014

Colours of Life

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Manpreet Singh

Spurning the regular paintbrush for free-flowing hues, Anu Malhotra – who has amassed national and international awards for her documentaries and productions – speaks to Verve about her inner muse and creative journey as her show Hue-Borne shows now in Delhi

Ketna Patel, Renaissance art
September 05, 2014

Grand Narratives

Text by Amita Sarwal

British-Indian artist Ketna Patel has traded two decades of ‘comfort zone’ living in Singapore for an unpredictable process of discovering India. She speaks to Verve about her migrations, how they fuel her creativity, and her attempt to bring contemporary culture into Renaissance art

August 15, 2014

Signorina Eleganza by Salvatore Ferragamo is a rich, velvety fragrance that celebrates the most refined aspects of femininity

Public Art, Landmarks

Publicly Courting Art

Text by Neha Gupta. Photographs by Poulomi Dey

Self-honouring 3D portraits, a startling mother-child sculpture, the refreshing Common Man statue, funky cows and flying buses. Verve scouts Mumbai city for the good, bad and the indifferent in public art, unravelling the point behind their public presence

August 12, 2014

Bare Necessities

Text by Viseshika Sharma

Take a step back from elaborate nail art and return to the basics. Pale beige, shell pink or shimmery pastel – there’s a nude for every mood…

Chandra Spilling
August 10, 2014

Chandra Spilling

Artist: Waswo X. Waswo Medium: Black and white photograph. Hand-coloured by Rajesh Soni. Image courtesy: Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

India-based artist Waswo X. Waswo, known for his poignant images, shares a print from his oeuvre for Verve readers

Stephanie Fong, Fost Gallery
August 09, 2014

Global Hues

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

Stephanie Fong believes in promoting contemporary art in an innovative fashion. Verve speaks to the lawyer turned gallery owner about her artistic canvas

Verve - Beauty Featured
August 08, 2014

Portraits in time

Photographed by Farzan Randelia. Realisation by Viseshika Sharma. Styling by Shirin Salwan. Assisted by Poulomi Dey and Soumya Kumar. Make-Up and Hair by Meghna Butani. Model courtesy: Nidhi Sunil, Inega Model Management.

From the Mughal era to colonial times, the most iconic beauties have been commemorated in art. Take a ramble down memory lane with Verve’s recreation of iconic Indian portraiture

Priyanka Mathew
August 07, 2014

Under The Hammer!

Text By Neha Gupta. Photographs by Poulomi Dey

She switched from investment banking to theatre to art, Sotheby’s Priyanka Mathew has experienced a variety of lifestyles and has dabbled in different streams of work. The first Indian lady auctioneer in the history of the company talks to Verve about how she enjoys wielding the gavel

Sunil Padwal
August 06, 2014

Fashion’s Brush with Art #6: Sunil Padwal for Verve

Muse: Kalki Koechlin. Photographs by Jatin Kampani. Art by Sunil Padwal. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Assisted by Shirin Salwan. Make-up and Hair by Clint Fernandes.

Sunil Padwal creates an exclusive work of art for Verve using Kalki Koechlin as a muse. See the dramatic before and after transformation and discover the artist's thought process