Abanindranath Tagore: His Life, Work and Indian Modern Art

Marriage of Nuruddin in Arabian Nights by Abanindranath Tagore

Abanindranath Tagore appeared at a time when the people of the Indian subcontinent seemed to be in a state of utter confusion. They were scornful or oblivious to their past glories. In this article, we explore how Abanindranath Tagore revitalised Indian art and paved the way for a new generation of artists. Read interesting stories about his artworks, anecdotes and his thoughts on art and its place in society.

Figurative Painter Joe Simpson: Uncovering a Drama on Canvas

An Interview with the Artist

Almost There, Painting by Joe Simpson

Born in 1984, Lancaster, England, Joe Simpson acquired critical acclaim showcasing his work in a number of galleries in United Kingdom and beyond. Not only did he manage to excel in a relatively short period of time but also exhibited his entrepreneurial and organisational skills. His series Almost There and Musician Portraits required considerable efforts from his part to make the collaboration between him and some of the busiest musicians of this day as smooth as possible. To provide for Across America he depended on crowd funding and returned the favours of the contributors by sending them his paintings. His favourite artist Edward Hopper asserted, The inner life of a human being is a vast and varied realm. Let us then try to peep into the heart and mind of this young painter.

Michelle Dunaway Explores the Mystery & Majesty of the Inner Self

An Interview with the Figurative Painter

Study of Holly in Charcoal by Michelle Dunaway

Michelle Dunaway was born in Alaska where she spent many of her nights watching the fascinating colours of the night sky created by the northern lights. She moved to New Mexico in her teens and was greeted by the enchanting beauty of the land. But the enigma that captivated her most since her childhood was the expressions, often ephemeral in nature, on the faces of human being. As her fondness for painting grew with time, she actively engaged her brushes in tracing the obscure language of human sentiments being expressed through the whole body.

Jacob Dhein Paintings: Sketches from the Book of Life

An Interview with the Painter

The Pattern Maker, Painting by Jacob Dhein

Where Fortunes are Made, The Pattern Maker, and Central Market Deli are Jacob Dhein’s visual portrayals directly lifted from the pages of the greatest book ever written, The Omnibus of Life. He even includes himself in this exhaustive series, The Artist and the Model. By empathetically portraying the everyday lives of artists, craftsmen and workmen Jacob Dhein not only proves himself capable of creating a masterful composition but also showcases that emotional sensibility which underlies any great work of art. By making the verve, vitality and woes of common men’s lives his subject he also queued himself up behind a long and illustrious line of artists that consists such names as Giovanni Battista Moroni, Adriaen van Ostade, Jan Steen, Jean–François Millet and Camille Pissaro.