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Jamini Roy

National Gallery of Modern Art pays tribute to pioneering artist Jamini Roy through virtual tour Context National Gallery of Modern Art pays tribute to the pioneering artist Jamini Roy on his 133rd Birth Anniversary year through virtual tour. About Jamini Roy He was honoured with the State award of Padma Bhushan in 1955. He was one of the most famous pupils of Abanindranath Tagore. Jamini Roy was one of the earliest and most significant modernists of twentieth century Indian art.

Ramkinkar Baij

Ramkinkar Baij Context Ministry of Culture’s National Gallery of Modern Art will organise virtual tour titled “Ramkinkar Baij | Journey through silent transformation and expressions” to commemorate the 115th Birth Anniversary of Ramkinkar Baij on 26th May 2020. This virtual tour presents the works of art from the prominent artworks of Ramkinkar Baij from reserve collection of NGMA, grouped in a series of five different themes of (i) Portrait, (ii) Life Study, (iii)

Maharaja Serfoji II

Maharaja Serfoji II The exquisite 19th-century stolen painting of Maharaja Serfoji II has been traced to a United State Museum. About Maharaja Serfoji II Serfoji was born on 24th September 1777. He was adopted on 22-1-1787 by King Tulaja II. Serfoji II became the Rajah of Thanjavur on 30th June 1798. Serfoji was the last of the Bhonsle Rajas of Thanjavur. He patronized music, dance, and the fine arts. He started a school and gave free boarding and lodging facilities. He also

Karikiyoor Rock Paintings

Karikiyoor Rock Paintings The Researchers have discovered 5000-year-old rock paintings at Karikiyoor in Nilgiris. About Korikiyoor painting:   It is located in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. It is a series of over 300 images etched on the side of the cliff-face in Kothagiri. A variety of subjects are depicted in great detail that includes:  communities that lived in the area at that period. the wildlife they witnessed and their relationships with

Mural Art

Mural Art In Kerala, The Wall of Peace, a magnificent piece of contemporary mural art, was unveiled on the 700-foot-long compound wall of the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School at Cherpulassery. On the wall, the word "peace" has been imprinted in 250 different languages. Regarding Mural Painting: Indian mural paintings are created on the cave and palace walls. Any piece of art that is painted or put directly on a wall is referred to as a mural. In

Prehistoric Rock Paintings in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government has planned to declare the entire hillocks of Alampadi, Melvalai, and Sethavarai a protected monument. All 3 sites are located in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. Melvalai – A nondescript village whose paintings dates back to 3000 B.C. and majority of etchings was in red ochre. The word, Rattapparai, has become synonymous with the rock art painted in red ochre. There are 4 sets of paintings that inc


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