As a collector it would be a common thing to ask – which are the top (best) works of India’s esteemed artist – M F Husain. Continue reading Which Are M F Husain’s Best Works ?
Recording the possible disappearance of two works by Jamini Roy & Abanindranath Tagore Continue reading Jamini Roy, Abanindranath – Jewels Of Indian Art Go Missing
Raja Ravi Varma was a commercially successful portrait painter in 19th century India. He had even established a printing press to make prints of his canvases and these prints/oleographs became very popular. The spread and the popularity of his art spawned many painters who were inspired by him and took to replicate his works. This is what makes Ravi Varma so challenging given that these copies are now themselves a hundred years old. Continue reading School of Raja Ravi Varma Sells For $412000
There are nine artists considered to be National Art Treasures – The three Tagores (Abanindranath, Gananendranath, Rabindranath), Ram Kinker Baij, Jamini Roy, Nicholas Roerich, Nandalal Bose, Amrita Sher-Gil and lastly Sailoz Mukherjee (also spelled Mookherjee). Continue reading For After Amrita – There Was Sailoz
Francis Newton Souza‘s oeuvre was immense – however, the current fixation appears to be over his 1955 (or thereabouts) heads (portraits) and his landscapes. Nudes which are an important part of his oeuvre are mostly under-valued and not given their due.
The SaffronArt 2016 online auction has just commenced. I find two art works – one by Maqbool Fida Husain and another by Prabhakar Barwe to be very interesting and surely museum quality. Continue reading SaffronArt June Auction 2016 – Husain & Barwe