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A Free Spirit Named J Swaminathan

Posted by: The Dreamcatcher on Tuesday October 13, 2009

The sun, the single source of light and energy on earth, has often been appropriated by the ruling dynasties in India to depict their sovereignty. The peacock is a symbol of royalty in India, specifically of the Mauryan Dynasty.

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The Passion of Satish Gujral

Posted by: The Dreamcatcher on Tuesday September 8, 2009

"The artist attempts to reproduce the outer and/or the inner meaning of the appearance of things, using individually conceived forms that are the products of his experience, feeling or imagination to express his aesthetic ideas and emotions in terms of the particular medium employed through line tones, space, colours, theme and craft to create a new and vial organism or entity of form."

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The Waste Land

Posted by: The Dreamcatcher on Monday August 17, 2009

…What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow 
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man, 
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only 
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, 
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief, 
And the dry stone no sound of water…
 
                                                            The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot

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Bull In A Mountain Landscape

Posted by: The Dreamcatcher on Friday July 24, 2009

Tyeb Mehta (25th July 1925 - 2nd July 2009) 

"I live and work in isolation. I don't know young artists today. Nobody comes to my door to ask me about my craft. I don't have time for ‘art dos' nor do I relate to new works. Great artistic traditions like music and dance are passed on by interaction. This is how art lived and grew through the Progressives. How else will true art be passed on?"

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Moon Over a Hilly Landscape: A diptych by Akbar Padamsee

Posted by: The Dreamcatcher on Tuesday June 9, 2009

Generally, looking at a landscape is always a soothing, joyful and harmonious experience. But when one takes a close look at Akbar Padamsee's diptych at ITC Maurya 15th floor lobby, the deep sense of equilibrium is singularly missing. This work, in two parts hanging next to each other however awaken a sense of disquietude: the moon rises a hot orange, suspended above a smoldering mountain of the same shade.

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A Ramachandran

Posted by: The Dreamcatcher on Tuesday May 5, 2009

After completing his graduation in Malayalam literature, Mr Ramamchandran joined Shantiniketan to study Fine Arts and needless to say he was deeply influenced by all his teachers at this University, particularly Ramkinkar Baij and Nanadalal Bose -

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Meera Mukherjee's sculpture at Nandiya Garden

Posted by: The Dreamcatcher on Friday April 10, 2009

The transformation of Ashoka from the victor of the Kalinga massacre into the humane monarch we know replaced Chandragupta's rule by force with a gentle religious policy – that of Buddhism. On accession Ashoka pursued his conquests and indulged in the hunt until 261 BC when he annexed Kalinga, modern Orissa.

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