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Somnath Hore’s Vietnamese Mother

   Somnath Hore is known as an artist with a singular focus on human suffering. He saw suffering not as an ontological fact of existence, but as the outcome of an unjust social system we have built and continue to perpetuate. This meant that it could be changed, and to him, the solution lay in socialist political action. Early in […]
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Understanding colour temperatures for beginners

Generally, colour temperature is termed to the warm or coolness of the colours. In art, there are different perspectives to look at the colour temperature. Many artists do use colour wheels to distinguish the warm and cool colours. For instance, orange, red, yellow are known to be warm. Whereas, blue, green and similar colours are cool colours. Colour temperature psychology: […]
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TIPS ON HOW TO IMPROVE AS A PAINTER

Painting – sounds very simple, isn’t it? Just get yourself some paint and brushes, a couple of strokes and blotches here and there on the paper, and there you go. You’ve become a painter too. Ah! If it were only that simple as it sounds. People take years and lots of practice to learn it. They toil and create, and […]
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Tips to add textures to watercolor paintings

Designing a textured look or appearance is relatively easy to accomplish with many art mediums of acrylics and oils. The presence of surface texture makes the addition of dimensions of lights and shadows to a particular painting. We usually consider texture as something which can be seen or felt. However, there are multiple ways to suggest it visually on the […]
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TIPS ON HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT PAINT BRUSH FOR YOUR PAINTINGS

Imagine driving a car with bicycle wheels. Sounds ridiculous, right? Then why use the wrong type of brush for your painting? Choosing the right brush for painting is very crucial for the end result. It greatly influences the texture of your painting. All the different varieties of brushes available in the market can be largely divided into two groups based […]
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TRANSCENDING THE GLASS CASE

In March, 2021 Emami Art under the collaborative programming EA Co-labs, hosted the book launch of Dr. Aparna Roy Baliga’s new book – ‘Transcending the Glass Case: The women Artists of early 20th.c Bengal and the Gendered Indigenous modernism’ shedding light on women in art movements of India and their contributions made towards the indigenous modernism. We had the honour […]
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