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The Aesthetic Vacuum in Bombay

by  Nissim Ezekiel

The Gandhi Memorial Monument at Gowalia Tank, site of the Quit India resolution, is a' reminder of the aesthetic vacuum which exists in the country. That intuitive sense of form and colour which is expressed not only in our handicrafts and fabrics but also in ordinary village mud walls and utility objects

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Art for life’s sake

by  Nissim Ezekiel

An artist should aim to be as full a human being as possible for him, in the faith that his best work will affect society in ways undreamt of by the theorists.

There are, or should be, two sets of inter-related experiences in the career of an artist. One is of life and the other of art. Certain tendencies

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Thirty Years of Indian Art

by  Nissim Ezekiel

Modern Indian art since the late forties is notable for quantity, variety and confidence. A representative selection from it may be exhibited in the cultural capitals of the world and trusted to arouse interest in even the most knowledgeable and critical of its viewers. There is enough that is definitively

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Husain's New Paintings

by  Nissim Ezekiel

M.F. Husain is the most talked about painter of India. After the much-published triptych depicting events leading to the proclamation of Emergency (June 26, 1975), Husain has returned to the acquarel (water-colour) which he had not used over the last twenty years.

A special feature on the artist’s

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