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Taking inspiration from Kalidasa’s long poem ‘Ritusamhara’, in which specific elements of nature are personified as lovers, South-Goa-based Vivekananda uses the practice of psychic automatism to draw up feelings that live in the depths of their being, translating them into colours, patterns and bodies that come together in sensorial self-portraits. These multimedia works that represent the act of creating art are accompanied by the interdisciplinary artist’s poetic musings
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Garden of Earthly Delights II by Raqib Shaw was sold for 5.5 million dollars in London in 2007
August 30, 2016

Sotheby’s, Christie’s and other internationally renowned auction houses are coming to India, giving an impetus to the country’s rapidly growing art industry, even as fairs and million-dollar sales create a vibrant local market, discovers Verve
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Desmond Lazaro, Crossing the Med, 2015-16, pigment paint on handmade Sanganer paper on with raise gild, 50 x 39 inches
August 09, 2016

Tracing The History of Miniature Art

Text by Amishi Parekh

An ancient art form used to express present-day narratives, we examine why miniatures continue to influence ateliers and galleries
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Raja Ravi Varma, Shakuntala Sakhi
August 08, 2016

Verve spotlights an exhibition that brings together Raja Ravi Varma’s best lithographs
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Stormy Days, Jhaveri Contemporary
July 19, 2016

Take your pick from installations and prints to drawings and sculptures in this group show
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Madhu Jain, Capital Comment

Why Indian Artists Should Stop Looking To The West For Validation

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Farzana Cooper

Why do critics, curators, collectors, artists and historians in India tend to judge a work according to the dictates of the Western canon?
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