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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Arts

Daughters Of Clay: Women Clay Modellers Of Kumartuli

Kolkata(PTI): The women clay modellers of Kumartuli, the famous potters hub here are making their mark with passion and nerve. China Pal, one of the few women artisans in the potters hub here, made a large number of Durga idols this year. Pal, the youngest of six siblings, was once reprimanded by her father for playing with clay in his studio. People...

Monumental Neglect: Syed H Raza’s Memories In Ruins

Mandla in Madhya Pradesh (PTI): An ancient tree, a dilapidated school building and its sepia tinted admission record circa 1931, are perhaps the only tactile remnants of Syed Haider Raza's early childhood that was spent in the thinly populated village of Kakaiya here. While the staff of Shaskiya Madhyamik Shala hasn't forgotten the iconic modernist painter, the visible sense of dejection...

Goan Artist Paints The Death And Rebirth Of Lisbon

New Delhi (PTI): In November 1755, the capital city of Portugal was hit by an earthquake. Lisbon, known for its architectural heritage, was razed to the ground minutes later by a tsunami destroying whatever little was spared. The city was decimated. But with time, it recreated itself rebuilding the architecture which has awed Goa-based artist Deviprasad C Rao to produce a body...

Rare Pencil Portrait Of Gandhi At Sotheby’s Sale

London(PTI):  A rare 1931 pencil portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by artist John Henry Amshewitz, will go under the hammer at the Sotheby's auction here on July 11. The sketch that features Gandhi writing something intensely whilst seated on the floor, is inscribed by him with the words "Truth is God / MK Gandhi / 4.12.'31." Estimated at a price between Rs...