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Indian Art

Stunning Pen And Ink Drawings Depict Life In A Small Village In India

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts

There are places in the world many of us will never have a chance to visit. Photographs, often, present an alternative mode of traveling, showing visi...

Tantric Paintings And The World Of Outsider Art In India

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts

What is outsider art? It's a question we've been asking a lot this month, in the weeks leading up to one of the genre's biggest events: the Outsider A...

In Reproach to Terror, Twyla Tharp Turns to the Gods of Order, Chaos and the Dance

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.25.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Somewhere among the late responders stands the choreographer. While the dancer can improvise her response to a cataclysm on the spot, the choreographer must devise a language of movement that must first be conveyed to a dancer who in turn must convey it to an audience.

Cloistered Hindu Sect Comes Alive In 'Gates Of The Lord' Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion

In the Indian temple town of Nathdwara, which translates as "The Gates of the Lord," followers of the Hindu Pushtimarg sect venerate an image of the g...

This Simple Art Project Is Dismantling India's Rape Culture

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

Locals call it "Rapist Lane." At night, no lights ignite it. In the day, idle buses line its sides, slated to eventually shuttle workers home from a n...

The Light In the Cave: Vasudeo S. Gaitonde and His Painted Perceptions Shine at The Guggenheim

G. Roger Denson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

With the Gaitonde exhibit, the Guggenheim gently politicizes the public's knowledge of Modernist painting with the embrace of an artist whose generation ushered in the age by which the colonized peoples of the world threw off their colonizers.

The Accidental Sensuality Of Ancient Indian Wrestling

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts

There is something inherently photogenic about kushti, an ancient form of wrestling practiced in India. For more than 2,000 years, men known as pehlwa...

Straddling the Globe with a Balancing Act

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Tallur L.N. Unicode, 2011, Bronze, coins and concrete At an oddly chaotic prize ceremony during the 2013 Delhi Art fair, with crowds jammed around an...

The Naked Truth About India

Deepak Sarma | Posted 12.18.2013 | World
Deepak Sarma

While I am not credentialed to comment on the appropriateness of the strip and cavity search of India's deputy consul general in New York, I can comme...

The Man Who Ruled The Indian Art World

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

There's a classic story told about the late Bombay gallerist Kekoo Gandhy mildly losing his mind. Gandhy, who rose from owning a frame factory to beco...

15 Everyday Objects Extraordinary Artists Use From the Simple to Subversive

Austin Considine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

A new crop of contemporary South Asian artists is using everyday objects in ways that feel arresting and subversive. The effect: you feel a cunning contradiction of chills and excitement mingling.

Islamic Art Mounts Comeback At European Fine Art Fair

Menachem Wecker | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although Buddhist and Hindu art aficionados can find stunning sculptures and Jewish art lovers can examine medallions with Hebrew inscriptions, Islamic art is much more difficult to find.

South Asian Artists: 10 Artists to Know

Deepanjana Klein | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Deepanjana Klein

Most already know of Gupta, the painter turned sculpturer. He is a household name among contemporary fans and collectors. Gupta's material, in the 2007 "Spill," for example, take the common-man's tin dishware and make it not only glamourous but tarnished.

Saving A Dying Indian Art Form With Technology

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

There are two Hanif Kureshis you should know about, surnames spelled slightly differently. There's the British writer Hanif Kureishi, whose skills mak...

Four Visions Collide In India

Posted 04.19.2012 | Arts

While many exhibitions show work from different artists, different media and even different eras, they normally still share a common theme or idea. Th...

NYC Finance, Fashion Merge at Amrita Singh Penthouse

Jim Luce | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Jim Luce

As a woman and a jewelry designer, I understand what it means to adorn a woman's body with my pieces," Amrita told me. "Now, I'm working with a larger canvas -- a woman's home -- and there is no better way to engage a woman's soul than to help her adorn her home."

India Plans Two Major Art Museums

The Art Newspaper | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts

BIHAR. India's sub-standard state museum infrastructure is set to be enhanced by plans for a new museum in Bihar, east India, scheduled to open in 201...

A Rare Collection of Bollywood Cinema Showcards at the ROM

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 08.12.2011 | Arts
Marissa Bronfman

Winding her way through the narrow laneways of dusty Bombay bazaar one hot day, Angela Hartwick happened upon a number of Bollywood cinema relics, and saw something many others had obviously missed.

Le Corbusier Designed City Being 'Stripped For Parts'?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A piece in the Guardian suggests that Chandigarh, the city in the north of India planned essentially from scratch by the Swiss-French modernist archit...

Altered States

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shana Ting Lipton

As a dual European/American citizen, it's not that I want Europe to make mince meat of the U.S. I'm just suggesting that we take this opportunity -- this coffee break -- to reframe and get a little perspective.