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Two Tests of Art

by  Asit Kumar Haldar

The first test of all art is that it is not something static like a piece of stone. Whether it is a painting on a canvas, or is represented on stone, brick, wood or anything else, if a work of art, does not express this dynamic quality adequately, it is not worthy of its name. In the Shilpa-Shashtras

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Indian Art and Ideology

by  Asit Kumar Haldar

The historians and art-critics of the West had to acknowledge that "Indian art had fallen into undeserved neglect in the Victorian era, and a true appreciation of its spiritual meaning was due to the work of two pioneers, E. B. Havell and Ananda Coomaraswamy...The result was an artistic renais­sance

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Harmony and Contrast in Art

by  Asit Kumar Haldar

All round us we see Nature spreading forth in one great rhythmic and rhyming ecstasy. The tall tree in the embraces of the fragile trembling creeper, the great massive mountains rising out of illimitable plains, the ever-changing waters breaking against the hard rock-bound coast-in them all lies

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