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Ram Kumar

Monday, September 28th, 2009 | Author:

ramkumarvaranasiRam Kumar, like few other painters dabbled into other streams before finally taking a plunge in the beautiful world of Indian art. He did have the interest in art but it was not before he completed his Masters degree in Economics from Delhi University that he decided to take the plunge. Once he completed his Masters, he moved to art goldmine world of Paris to study painting. He learned the nuances from famous Andre Lhote and Fernand Leger. He made rapid strides and soon he was awarded with prestigious Rockefeller Fellowship in 1970. That says about the man’s passion and talent.


Ram Kumar’s Paintings always had a touch of reality. He has wonderfully depicted alienation of urban population. Talk about sad conditions of humans and you have this painter who captured all these emotions on his canvas. Whether you talk about hostile conditions and lonely humans in the city, Ram Kumar has simply mesmerized the world with his depiction of hopelessness. He has greatly covered the holy city of Varanasi.


Ram Kumar’s Varanasi has earned great acclaim and critical fame. His Varanasi is without any hopes and dilapidated with mass covered houses. His abstract paintings wonderfully represent artist’s sordid interpretation of the city. He does not magnify quaint ghats of Varanasi and neither has he boasted about erstwhile purity of the city. He showcases what Varanasi has become; the urban nightmare. He portrays the greed of the human inhabitants of the place. It’s truly heart-wrenching. Ram Kumar has won several awards including Padmashree by the Govt. of India in 1972 and Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh State Govt. he has also earned acclaim as Hindi Short storywriter.

Ganesha Paintings

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 | Author:

The favorite Hindu God known for his charismatic presence in homes is certainly a welcome sign in most Indian homes. Paintings for homes with the Ganesha theme are very common. These can be framed in the living room or extended to the puja room where we can also keep them in the midst of Ganesha idols. The splendor of colors makes the painting more enhancing.


Ganesha painting is deft strokes by exponents are done exclusively in black and white charcoal or sketches. This is a simple way to adorn the walls. Reputed artists also contribute their paintings of the elephant God with a bit of abstract tendencies by the essence is well retained in any concept.


Tapestry paintings are another common wall adornment in India. The fabric colors or textile painting is a wonderful piece of art which is also the ethnic form of painting from India. With more than 108 names of Ganesha forming his virtues, the various mood of Ganpati can be seen.


There are paintings of Ganesha in oil and water colors too which gives the glimpse of Ganesha in a variety or expressions. Most painters also concentrate on facial features rather than sketching out the entire body form of Ganesha. The images of Ganesha are seen as dancing, aggressive thandav dance or the pleasant faced Ganesha. There are other forms where he is accompanied by a consort or other mythological characters surround the theme.


There are various forms of Ganesha paintings mainly in Kalamkari, Tanjore, Batik and also Glass paintings. There are unusual blends and the painters are yet exploring art works to bring out the best paint forms of the benevolent Ganesha. The adornments of Lord Ganesha and the jewelry also gives a lot of grandeur to any painting style.

Jahar Dasgupta

Saturday, July 11th, 2009 | Author:

Jahar Dasgupta is a renowned name in the field of Indian art. He was born in 1942 in Jamshedpur, Bihar. He learnt art at Shantiniketan under legends like Ramkinkar Baiz and Benode Bihari Mukherjee. He got his diploma in painting in 1964. Soon after that he organized his solo workshop at Birla Academy, Kolkata. That was where his career started to boost.

Jahar Dasgupta uses subtle but bright shades in his paintings. He recreates the barriers between traditional and contemporary art. Women and nature are a vital part of his paintings. He gives immense importance to these two subjects. Jahar Dasgupta has displayed his work in many solo as well as group exhibitions. He is one of the founder members of Painters’ Orchestra.

His paintings have been featured in various forms of media, like the Bengali magazine Shatak Ekush and the documentary film Bornomoy Jahar, directed by Sandeep Ray. In the Silver Jubilee Painters’s Orchestra, a book called “Poem on paintings” was released, which had a poem on Jahar Dasgupta’s work, and was written by Shakti Chatterjee.

Jahar Dasgupta is the president of the academy of fine arts, Kolkata and a founder member of Sijuti Art Gallery. His solo shows were displayed at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Academy, Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery Honsmania in Norway and Club Bangladesh in Sweden. He also participated in a number of group exhibitions like Nehru Centre in London, Salon Exposition in South Korea, Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi, Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata, Jahangir Art Gallery in Mumbai, etc.

Even today, his artworks are exhibited internationally in countries like U.S.A., U.K., Spain, Norway, France, Korea and Muscat. Jahar Dasgupta has received recognition and appreciation for excellence in art, and has achieved admiration and pride for our nation on a global level.

Jiaur Rahman

Monday, May 18th, 2009 | Author:

Jiaur Rahman is one the most renowned artists of contemporary times in India. He was born in 1979 in West Bengal and graduated with the degree of Bachelors of Visual Arts from Government College of Art and Craft in Kolkata in 2003.


Jiaur Rahman instills his works with an impulsive attitude. He perceives everything as an image of nature. He shows relationships in a vibrant way with vivacious colours. Rahman is extremely fond of using water colours. One of his recent paintings titled friendship is a perfect example of his skill and talent.


The Telegraph stated, “His paintings are enveloped in a misty film, creating a strange magical effect and the grimy familiar everyday world is suddenly elevated to a beautiful, romantic plane. Rahman’s youthful exuberance and his wide-eyed optimism reflect in his paintings”


The main aspects of Rahman’s paintings which distinguish it from others, is the fact that his paintings have the capability to grasp the feel of the place depicted. Another interesting fact is that Rahman uses just a single colour as the base and several tints and shades of the same colour to complete the artwork.


One factor that amazes every art admirer is his portrayal of red flowers which look real and unreal at the same time which Rahman admits that he first created them accidentally but their lifelike look inclined him to use them in his other paintings also.


Rahman has an excellent sense of art compositions. His paintings depict his love for the rains and monsoons and portray how human activities become extremely beautiful in the presence of the rains.


Jiaur Rahman has won some prestigious awards like the Nokia Asia Pacific International Arts Award (National), New Delhi, 2001, the Camlin Art Foundation Award, Kolkata, 2002, College Award ( Govt. College of Art & Craft, Kolkata), 2002, the UN 50 (United Nation) Award, 1995, NDC Awards (National Drawing Competition), New Delhi, 1996-97. At such a young age, Jiaur Rahman has received recognition and appreciation for excellence in art and creativity, and has achieved respect and pride for our country on an international level.