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An Artist Crazy with his Art

by  K G Subramanyan

A comprehensive retrospective of Ram Kinkar Baiz's work is well-nigh impossible, because he is one of those artists who are an art historian's despair, who have never kept their work together or kept a reliable record of them, or even cared what happened to them once the creative fever was over. It

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Excerpts from a Notebook (Mu Chi)

by  K G Subramanyan

Mu Chi has turned up again after many years. These years have changed him. He no more walks with that cultivated slouch. His eyes are more open. Not narrowed into pincers like they used to be. He no more carries his camera round his neck to record whatever he sees.

The records are no use when they

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Speaking of Jogen

by  K G Subramanyan

It is hard enough for an artist to write about his own work. But it is harder to write about the work of another. For artist can handle this with clean hands, soiled as they are with the sweat of his responses. And no artist will readily agree to wear what one may call gloves of impartiality.

I

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The Artist on Art

by  K G Subramanyan

What an artist writes about art is of necessity different from what an art critic or art historian would. Involved in the act of creation, the artist carries his intuitions orbed around himself like a special universe and whatever he says or writes about art will be cut to its measure. I am no exception

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