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Art Galleries in Pune

Monday, October 04th, 2010 | Author:

Art galleries are spacious buildings that display various art works. It is a place where art enthusiasts meet and get to see some of their favorite artists together with their works. Galleries feature art works of any form and some conduct sessions about art. Some galleries and privately owned and some are government owned. Many visitors from foreign countries include art gallery visit to their itenirary when visiting a country. Why? It is because through these art galleries, they come to know more about the culture of the country that they visited. Thus, art galleries have made a great contribution to the promotion of tourism in the city or the nation as a whole. Galleries are also good contributors in the students understanding of the real essence of art since most educational institution schedule visits to art galleries.

Art2Day

Art2Day Art2Day is one of the modern galleries in the city featuring contemporary artworks. It has a wide spacious hall that is well-lit making their exhibits more pleasing to the eyes. They have an array of collection of various artworks created by different artists. This gallery also conduct seminars on and workshops fro the public to deepen more their understanding of art. They have a couple of exhibits scheduled for professional as well as novice artitsts.

Location: ‘Samarth’, 1048,

Near Hirabaug Chowk, Tilak Road,

Shukarwar Peth,

Pune – 411002

Waves Art Gallery

Anjali Moghe as her support established this gallery on year 2000 for rising artists. They host art exhibits offering free platform for artists to display their artworks. It features various artworks from various artists. The gallery aims to bring art closer to the public. They have a wide array of art collection that is available to the public.

Location: 204, 2nd floor, Parmar Trade Centre, Sadhu Vaswani Chowk, Pune 411001, Maharashtra, India

Indiaart Gallery

Iniaart offers a wide array of artwoks from reputable artists. They support new artists in developing their talents with their Emerging Artists Program. They have also published various books that aim at bringing art closer to the public. Their exhibits are scheduled weekly featuring froup of artists as well as individual artists. Aside from paintings, Indiaart also feature other artworks like sculptures.

Location: "Gurukrupa", 70, Shivaji Housing Society, Off Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016, India

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Art Galleries in Mumbai

Monday, October 04th, 2010 | Author:

Art galleries are places where art is being celebrated. It is where you will see the real esence of art. A display of various works from various artists is what you are going to see in art galleries. These galleries are considered tourist destinations since they tell the culture of the whole country or the city. The artists working on their work can also be seen in these galleries and at times, a guest can actually interact with the artists. Truly galleries are home of masterpieces. Some galleries collect fee for those who will enter but some do not. These galleries are favorite places of people who are ino arts and, not only those schools and other institutions arrange some trip to visit galleries. This is one form of educating student about art. One can really appeciate art at its very essence if he is in an art gallery.

Jehangir Art Gallery

Jehangir Art Gallery This art gallery is a tourist attraction in Mumbai. Admission to the gallery is free and it is very accessible. The outisde of the gallery is already very artistic as they have a beautiful white building. The gallery has a big hall that exhibits art works from various famous artists. The gallery also exhibit sculptures that will surely satisfy your hunger for real art. This place has already been part of the city’s culture.

Location: Kalaghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sanstache Art Gallery

This art gallery is committed to building trust and transparency among their guests. They exhibit works from well-known artists, those who are just starting and students who are taking up art related courses. It is their aim to contibute to the promotion of Indian art and inspires new artists. Their vision is to ensure excellence, recognize the impact of art on the society, and give opportunity for guests to meet various artists.

Location: Khan Abdul Gaffer Khan Road,
Worli, Mumbai – 400 018
Maharashtra
India

Pundole Art Gallery

This gallery is considered one of the earliest galleries in the whole of India. It is their aim to promote the nation’s art by offering their services for quite some time now. A couple of celebrated artists are affiliated with this gallery since they have a very good reputation in India. They have well promoted the culture of the country especially to visitors coming from other coutries.

Location: 369 Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Muumbai 400 001

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Art Galleries in Kolkata

Sunday, October 03rd, 2010 | Author:

Art galleries are places where various artworks are exhibited for viewing as well as for sale to those who would want to have their preferred piece of work. Galleries are the venue for artists to display their works to the public. Some galleries are free but some are not. Galleiries have contributed a lot to the country’s tourism indtustry because most foreign visitors visit art galleries during their stay. Aside from mere display of artworks, most galleries also conduct workshops and seminars for people who would want to know more about a certain form or school of art. Aside from that, galleries publish books and other literary works in order to bring art and artists more closely to the public. Galleries have a very spacious and well-lit place, which in itself is already very artistic. Most galleries have libraries vailable for use that feature literary works about art as well as artists lives. Some also have their own conservation laboratories for preservation and resoration works of some art pieces.

Aakriti Art Gallery

Aakriti Art Gallery Aakriti has a collection of modern as well as contemporary artworks. They have exhibits scheduled to feature various works of different artists, from the professional artists to starting artists. They sell art works with varying prices depending on he piece and artist. They have the Art Shop that stores books, catalogues and magazines and other memorabilias that are available for the public.

Location: Orbit Enclave, First Floor 12/3A, Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street) Kolkata-700 017

Gallery Kolkata

Gallery Kolkata was founded in 2004 aiming to bring art closer to the public. The gallery has a wide and spacious alley that gives way for people to really scrutinize each artwork in their display. They boast of their collection of modern as well as contemporary Indian art from various artists. They also support young artists by letting the showcase their works in the gallery. They also provide services for individuals who want to have assistance in choosing a good artwork.

Location: second Floor, Duckback house 41, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata – 700017, West Bengal, India

Masters Collection Art Gallery

This art gallery aims to promote contemporary Indian art by tapping artists from all over the country. The gallery has already displayed various solo and group exhibits for renowned artists as well as for young aspiring artists. They have spacious and well-lit galleries making art appreciation more enjoyable. They have developed their website to make their works available for viewing in the web.

Location: Kolkata, India

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Art Galleries in Delhi

Saturday, October 02nd, 2010 | Author:

Art gallery is also known as museum this can be public or privately owned. Mostly, an art galley displays paintings of various artists, from the novice to professional artists. Aside from painting, some galleries feature other art works like sculture, furniture, costume, photographs and installation arts on a regular basis. Galleries can be for profit or non-profit. Some sell artworks to their guest and some are just exclusively for exhibiting the work of the artists who wish to display their works. These art galleries are good place to go in educating stuents about art and the culture of Delhi. In fact, some educational institutions arrange for trips to visit art galleries as a way of making their students appriciate art at a different level as well as find out more things about their country’s culture. In addition, art galleries are favorite destinations for visitors from foreign countries since; again, galleries display the culture of the country.

Art Alive Gallery

Art Galleries in Delhi This gallery was established in 2001 was and has been one of the leading modern art galleries in India. They aim to increase the awareness and appreciation of the public on art as well as the artists behind each masterpiece. They also conduct seminars and publish books and other literary works in order to establish a link between the artists and the viewers. They also made their place as a venue for artists to sell their works in their very spacious and clean hall.

Location: S-221 Panchsheel Park, New Delhi – 110017, INDIA

Crafts Museum

Crafts museum exhibit paintings as well as textiles, embroideries, weavings, clay works as well as sculptures. It has a libary of its own and conservation laboratory aimed at repairing and preserving art works. The museum has four different galleries namely Bhuta Sculpture Gallery, Tribal & Folk Art, Ritual Craft Gallery, Courtly Craft Gallery and Textiles Gallery.

Location: Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Road, New Delhi, India

Nature Morte

Nature Morte gallery features artworks from various artists. They have already had a couple of exhibits and shows since they have started. They also have a couple of publications that enhances the public’s awareness and appreciation of the real essence of art and it is a way of linking artists with their supporters. This gallery is open from Monday through Saturday from 10 in the morning until 6 in the evening.

Location: A-1 Neeti Bagh
New Delhi-110049
India

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Art Galleries in Chennai

Friday, October 01st, 2010 | Author:

Art galleries play an important role in the people’s understanding of the real essence of art and make them appreciate their culture. Public or privately-owned, a gallery showcases paintings most of the time. But, some also showcase other artworks that are still valuable part of the world of art. These galleries are favorite destinations for visitors coming from other countries because this is also one way of knowing the culture and tradition of the country. Many institutions are also having trips to galleries to make their students deepen their understanding on art and inspiring them to bring out the artists in them. Art galleries are will lighted just so the people will be able to clearly see the arworks being exhibited. Some also go to these galleries to purchase artworks that are good collections for home decoration. Galleries also offer other services such as trainings and seminars depending on their capacity and some have their own library as well as conservation laboratories.

Art Galleries in Chennai Art World the Fine Art Gallery

This gallery was established in 1997 and since then they have contributed to the promotion of Indian art to the rest of the world. They display various artworks of various artisists. Somehow, they have contributed to tourism with its effort of making India known to other countries in the field of art. The place house different exhibitions and is very accessible for viewers who would want to visit the place.

Location: # 1/2, 3rd Street, off Cenotaph Road, Ganeshpuram, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamilnadu 600018, India

The Faraway Tree Gallery

This gallery boasts of its collection of contemporary Indian art. The hallway is very spacious enough to give emphasis on the various art displays. They exhibit not only paintings but also other works of art such as paper works. They have a collection of works from various artists from both nivce artists as well as the professional ones. They also take pride in their collection of limited edition artworks.

Location: The Faraway Tree gallery,
7, Rutland Gate 6th Street,
Nungambakkam,
Chennai – 600006, India.

Padmaa Tanjore Arts Gallery

Padmaa is focused more on the Thanjavur School of painting. They feature oil painting, portrait, Mysore, and glass painting. The gallery has also participated in many art compeitions around the world have successfully won most of it. They also feature a studio that offers lessons on Tanjore painting. They have different kinds of art works in their collections and all coming from different artists.

Location: Shop No. 30, 1st Floor Jain Plaza, No: 124/63, Pondy Bazzar, T.Nagar, Chennai – 600017.

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History of the Kangra paintings

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 | Author:

kangra_painting1_tIt is said that Kangra style originated in the first half of the eighteenth century in a small hill state ‘Guler’ in the Lower Himalayas. Here, a small family of Kashmiri painters who were trained in the Mughal style of paintings sought shelter at the court of Raja Dalip Singh of Guler.

 

The early phase of Kangra paintings was thus commonly known as the Guler painting era. Sometimes, it was also commonly known as the Kangra Kalam. These new painters interacted with the local artists of Guler and praised the beautiful landscapes and environment of Guler.  The artists beautifully depicted the landscapes on the country; they painted love themes of the eternal love between Lord Krishna and Radha. Fresh colours and naturalistic tone made these paintings highly baroque and graceful in style.

The colors were extracted from minerals, plants and vegetables and enamel-like luster. Lush greenery, brooks, springs were the recurrent images that were seen on the Kangra style of paintings.

 

Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch who was a great patron of Kangra art made this style extremely popular during his reign. The Kangra painters received great commission while others received commission on form on lands. Maharaja Sansar Chand was an ardent devotee of Krishna. He would and commission painters to paint subjects based on the love and life of Lord Krishna. The Guler-Kangra art is precise, fluid, lyrical and naturalistic in its tone and themes. In these styles the faces very ornately and delicately modeled.

Kangra Paintings

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 | Author:

radkri2There are so many different types of paintings in India, some of which have been obsolete, while some have not been that popular. On the other hand, some schools of arts have emerged and have been significantly popular in keeping India on high grounds in the international art market and art industry. Thus, one of the better known gifts of Indian to the global art world is Kangra paintings. Kangra was a princely state in Himchal Pradesh. It is this place that patronized this art. The popularity of Kangra paintings accelerated after the fading of the Basohli School of painting in mid-eighteenth century. Soon later, Kangra paintings emerged in great magnitude and volume and the Pahari painting school, came to be known as Kangra paintings. The epicenters of Kangra paintings are Guler, Basohli, Chamba, Nurpur, Bilaspur and Kangra. Later this style also spread in Mandi, Suket, Kulu, Arki, Nalagarh and Tehri Garhwal. Today, this style is collectively known as Pahari paintings. In the 17th and 19th centuries, Kangra paintings were patronized by the Rajput rulers and thus they belong to the School of Pahari paintings

 

Pahari, which means hilly in Hindi language, were paintings that were made in the hilly regions of the ever so beautiful Himachal Pradesh. It is the development and the evolution of the Pahari paintings, which the Kangra School of paintings has evolved. Under the patronage of Maharaja Sansar Chand, who was an early patron of Kangra style, it became the most important center of Pahari painting.

Rajput paintings

Friday, May 29th, 2009 | Author:

frescoes_samod_palaceThere are many styles of painting that evolved, developed and flourished in the 18th century in the royal courts; one of it being the Rajput paintings. Rajput paintings have tinge and shades of Mughal painting in them along with shadows of Persian miniature painting. In fact, each small kingdom of Rajput had evolved their own distinctive style of painting all of which are classified under the nomenclature Rajput paintings. However, inspite of the distinctive features, there were some common elements in all these paintings that bind them together. Out of the numerous themes that are depicted in these paintings, some of the common themes were description of events from the great epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, azure skies and beautiful landscapes, events from the life of lord Krishna, human figures in various dance poses etc. All of these paintings found their place in manuscripts or single sheets that were well preserved. Some of the Rajput paintings can still be seen on walls and chambers of old forts in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Characteristically, the havelis of Shekhawati, the forts and palaces built by Shekhawat Rajputs are a manifestation of the ever enchanting Rajput paintings.

 

The colours that are used in these Rajput paintings were extracted from certain minerals, from plant shells, from precious stones after processing them, from plant sources etc. A lot of adornment of the paintings was done with gold and silver. The richness and the elegance of these paintings came out through the use of these colours. The strokes of the brush used in these were very fine bringing out the fine detailing done in the paintings. However, painters took a long time in preparing the colours used in this painting because of the elaborate process used in olden days to prepare the paint.

 

miniature_painting_kotaRajput paintings have a history of around 300 years, beginning from the 16th century, different schools of Rajput painting emerged, during this period; – some of them being notable among them are Mewar School, Jaipur School, Bikaner school, Kishengarh School, Marwar School, Bundi-Kota kalam and Raagamala style of painting.

Art galleries in India

Sunday, May 24th, 2009 | Author:

The growing popularity of Indian Art has led to the increasing popularity of Art Galleries- a specific place which displays numerous wonderful works of art. The artworks here are sculptures, paintings, sketches or illustrations. These Art Galleries organize exhibition of various forms of breathtaking arts. They have opened a complete new world for art aficionados to get themselves equipped with the latest in Indian Art industry.

 

Now it has become a common sight to see large number of art galleries spread all over the India. It’s interesting to witness the makeover in last few decades. Till twenty-thirty years back, there were very few number of art galleries. Those galleries were basically located in metro cities. But, in today’s scenario the number of these galleries is rapidly increasing. With the passage of time, more and more people are showing ardent interest in the Indian artworks.

 

All the metro cities of India have well known art galleries. But now it comes as no surprise to see the second tier cities like Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and other such cities having many art galleries. Few of the famous Indian Art Galleries are,

 

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi,

British Council Gallery, Mumbai,

Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai,

Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore,

Apparao Galleries, Chennai,

Craft Council of Hyderabad, Hyderabad,

CPAs Piramal Gallery, Mumbai,

Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai,

European Gallery, Kolkata,

Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi,

Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai,

Masters Gallery of Fine Art, Bangalore,

Birla Century Art Gallery, Mumbai,

Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai,

Calcutta Reprographic Service, Kolkata,

Russian Cultural Centre, Mumbai,

Sophia Duchesne Gallery, Mumbai,

Siri Fort Institutional Area, New Delhi,

Chandana Art Foundation International (CAFI),

Contemporary Arts and Crafts, Ahmedabad.

Buddhist Art

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 | Author:

buddhist_priest_goldBuddha’s life and teachings have been an inspiration to artists in many countries especially in Asia. Buddhist art originated in the Indian subcontinent and then following the life of Gautam Buddha and his religious practices the art too spread through various Asian countries and later to the world. Early Buddhist art did not represent direct human figure. But later the Buddha started emerging in human form in various art forms in the so called iconic period. Buddhist art followed as Buddhist dharma expanded and evolved in different countries. In India Buddhist art flourished and influenced the development of Hindu art. 

 

Votive tablets and Sanskrit inscriptions are the main feature of Buddhist art symbols especially in the Gupta art style. The vast art pieces of ancient Buddhist imagery is also used as emblems and decoration for both public monuments and private homes. Modern Buddhist art is an adopted manifestation of the traditional Buddhist art forms especially the hand gestures popularly called as mudras in the Indian language. Most modern Buddhist art conveys the same generalized natural light of bright colors and a stylized feature common to other popular imagery in Indian art. What makes Buddhist art unique is its style and iconography and the religious significance that it holds. Modern Buddhist art prints carry the picture of a bodhisattva or peculiar floral motifs. Most Buddhist artist’s primary point is to show what they say and not how they say. Buddhist art has indeed come a long way and still accentuates its importance amongst art lovers.