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What is Photorealism and How It is Unique From the Others

It is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. How else the painters can paint something so beautiful, often, solely by relying on their imagination and viewpoint. Though every painting is beautiful in their own way, most of the paintings follow a unique style of their own. One of the most explored genre of painting is the photorealism.

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Let’s see how it began and what specialty it has-

The Art of Photorealism

Photorealism is the art movement that began at the end of the 1960s and the early of the 1970s. The one who used this term for the first time is Louis K. Meisel. He had written several books related to this art genre.

At first, photorealism was started in America. But soon, it spread out to Europe, where a number of artists produced their works after getting inspired by this art form. Although they did follow the American style, they still included their own characteristic as well.

Photorealists create their work by mimicking a certain object. Unlike other artists from different genres, they will not leave any details of the object. Because of their discipline in working the art, the result of it is so fantastic because of how they look exactly like the original object. It seems so similar that we will think it is a photo instead of painting. That’s why it is called as photorealism, which is photographic-realism.

The early works which involved photorealism are Big Self-Portrait (Chuck Close), Study VI, New York Harbor (Richard Estes), Energy Apples (Audrey Flack), Rick Mount (Howard Kanovits), and so on. Until these days, there are still many artists using this style and have exhibited their works at various art fairs and exhibitions.

The beauty created on canvas by these painters is beyond realistic. In an instant it will make you fall for them. It is kind of becoming the latest trend among new art aspirants and art lovers.

As you can see, photorealism is totally different from every other art form. Photorealism  emphasizes details so it will look so real like a photo. You can see such artworks almost everywhere.

Hope this article will help you to understand photorealism art style a bit more. Don’t lose heart, if not, because you can always make trips to art fairs and art exhibition in India and discover them for yourself.

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Get Ready to Celebrate Holi on Canvas with These Magical Paintings

Holi is here and we all are excited about it. Initially, only powdered color, which we called ‘Gulaal’ were used, but with time these were mixed with water to play water holi, which surely is more fun. Undoubtedly, it has a unique connection to art if you look closely.

How? Similar to the art work, its presence and significance knows no geographical limitations, especially in recent times. In fact the festival of holi has found great significance in several artworks and can be found in art galleries in India.

Here are some of the paintings illustrating the colorful festival of India through the eyes of the painters

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Code – FR 1566 (Bratin Khan)

This painting illustrates the legendary love and spiritual bond of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha shared. As per belief, he was dark himself and Radha was fair. So, one day lord Krishna was disappointed over the difference of complexion of his and Radha’s.

His mother Yashoda, playfully advocated him to color Radha in any shade he desires. Overwhelmed by this idea, he did so and thus began the journey of this festival of color.

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Code – C 541 (Sukanta Das)

Till date, holi festivals of Vrindavan, Braj, Mathura and Barsana is famous in India and beyond. This festival represents the divine connection of love with the deities.

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Code – EFR 1082 (Gouranga Beshai)
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Code – C 849 (Prasenjit Sengupta)

As time ticks by, several things changes along with it in order to keep the pace. However, these two images show that the trend of holi remains a significant festival among us all. The two women in the painting are separated by different zones, let it be geographic, economic or social, and yet, both they connected though this invisible thread.

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Code – C 998 (Dhananjay Mukherjee)

This painting entitled ‘Vandevta’ illustrates how magical and splendid nature and its elements are. Today, you can get a wide range of colors, both in terms of shades and quality. Synthetic colors have taken over the market, but immense thanks to the Mother Nature for providing the primary ingredients that initiated this epic celebration.

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Code – C 1237 (Madhubanti Chatterjee)

Whether it is during Holi or not, you can explore the unique and awesome combination of colors in every element of nature. Let it be a butterfly or a flower, it is one of the best masterpieces, because the almighty himself has awarded these colors to them.

Step inside an art gallery in India to explore the canvas painted with flowers, landscapes and people, all together, kindling the bonfire of art and culture and its importance to people. You can find numerous paintings portrayed in different styles, but conveying the same message of love and peace. Needless to say, great minds, think alike.

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Significance of Art Galleries for Exploring Paintings

When it comes to the art galleries, they belong to the important aspects for most of the artists. In the popular art galleries, the artist can showcase their painting along with selling them. There are the other significances which are associated with art galleries.

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Importance of Art Galleries for the Artists

The first and foremost importance of a gallery is the fact that, it acts as a perfect platform to express their ideas. It is not important whether the collections are sold or not within the exhibition itself. Basically, when the artists collaborate with art galleries, all of their art manifestations can be collected under the similar rooms. The significance which can be gained regarding using the art gallery as a place for gaining ideas is the artist can express everything on their mind and have their own satisfaction.

The second importance of art galleries is a medium for increasing their ability. When it comes to the art galleries, especially the painting exhibition, they can learn the technique of the paintings which are produced by the other artists. Besides that, the artists who follow the art exhibition can also deliver the positive impact and motivations for the art enthusiasts as well. Though the art galleries, the artists can also transfer their knowledge and ability regarding the techniques of painting to the painting enthusiasts. It means that the artists also play important roles in expanding the painting art toward the visitors.

Another significance which can be associated with the popular art galleries is as a publication medium. Artists can publish and show their works by holding the exhibition in the art galleries. Showing their art works to the others is a peaceful satisfaction of the artists. Sometimes, it could not be compared with the money. Showing their works means that the artists are also conducting the personal branding which makes the artists more popular and having credibility.

The next importance regarding to the art galleries is art galleries can be used as the media or place for promoting your works. This can be work if you want to sell your painting to the others. Through the art galleries, the artist could also show their works as well as sell their painting works. When it comes to the art galleries, there are many visitor or painting enthusiasts which may be interested in the works. Therefore, following the painting exhibition and having art galleries can be the best way for selling the painting works.

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Drawing vs Painting – How painting is different from drawing?

There are numerous forms of art and the two most common ones are drawing and painting. Both of these are created on the canvas. They possess certain similarities and are different and unique in its own way. You can find marvelous paintings and drawings in famous art galleries in India.

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How drawing is different from a painting? Which one you must master first in order to do the other? Let’s try to understand each of these in detail. The basic of painting is drawing, you must have a descent knowing of the drawing in order to proceed to painting. However, the reverse is not true.

What is drawing?

In simple words, drawing is the made by lines and shades on a canvas. A person capable of drawing is known as an artist. Drawing can be further sub-divided into three categories, namely, line drawing, shade drawing and object drawing. Drawing uses tools like pencils, crayons and charcoal, it does not require any brush, color, water or turpentine oil, like you need in case of painting.

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It does not require any time for drying as it does not use any water or oil. Since, a pencil is made up of graphite, it can be redone quite easily by rubbing off the undesired lines and shades. In fact, the materials you need to start drawing can easily be found in your home itself.

What is painting?

Paintings are pretty much like drawing and are done on canvas as well, but it is more defined by strokes of brushes with colors. A person who paints is called an artist or a painter. Similar to a drawing, there are various types of paintings as well, namely, oil painting, watercolor painting and acrylic paintings and so on. It is very common to use turpentine oil as a finishing touch to the painting.

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Painting needs brushes of various dimensions and consistency of bristles. Numerous colors are used on palate to define the picture even more. Which requires ample amount of time to dry out.

A person pursuing any of these passions is called an artist, and you will find famous art galleries in India, showcasing both these forms of art. Despite their difference, any of these will make your day. Next time, you have an opportunity to visit any such art gallery, we recommend you to go and explore these amazing art forms.

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5 Best Indian Artists of Post-Independence Era

Arts can never be separated from the history of a nation. Just like history, arts developed along with the nation. When the country gets its independence in 1947, modern art techniques and ideas are introduced. Influenced by Western styles with blend of Indian themes, post-independence era Indian artists are creating exceptional works that contributes and shows the post-colonial identity of the nation. In this article below, we share five inspiring Indian artists of post-independence era as taken from this Emami Chisel page about Indian artists.

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Maqbool Fida Hussain

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Born in Pandharpur on 1915 and died in London on 2011, M.F Hussain was one of Modern Indian painter. Starting his career from being a billboard painter in Mumbai, he managed his way to the internationally known artist when he attended Indore School of Art and Bombay Landmark Events in 1948. Since then, Hussain has presented his paintings during solo or collaborative exhibition to many parts of the world, such as in Zurich, Prague, Rome, London, and New York. He was also Pablo Picasso’s special invitee at Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1973. Mainly self-taught painter, he was highly inspired by classic Indian mythology and history as depicted in his works.

Jogen Chowdury

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Born in Kotliparahon on 1939, Jogen Chowdury is considered as one of most prominent Indian painter in the 21st century. As both of his parents were artists, Chowdury gains interest in arts since young age. He attended Government College of Art & Craft in Kolkata and was awarded scholarship to study in France afterwards. His remarkable works of art have brought him to hold solo and collaborative exhibition throughout the world, such as Japan, Paris, Berlin, Singapore, New York, London, and Hong Kong. Jogen Chowdury’s works are widely influenced by combination of expressive distortion and expansive sensuality painted in unbroken line.

Satish Gujral

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Born in Jhelum on 1925, Satish Gujral is post-independence era artist. In 1939, he started his career when he studied applied art in Mayo School of Arts located in Lahore before he joined in Sir JJ School of Art. Despite his recurring sickness, he managed to get a scholarship to Mexico City, where he worked as Diego Rivera’s apprentice. During his career, Satish Gujral has organized exhibition to Montreal, Berlin, New York City, and Tokyo.

Francis Newton Souza

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Born in Saligao on 1924, F.N Souza is Indian most important artist who founded Progressive Artists’ Group of Bombay. His public collections can be seen internationally in several big cities in the world, such as Birmingham, London, Melbourne, Texas, and Hyogo Japan. His works are characterized by dynamic, humanistic, and overt sensuality that represent battleground of beauty and corruption in the real world.

K G Subramanyan

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Born in Kerala on 1924, K.G Subramanyan is an inspiring Indian artist. He was awarded research fellowship to Slade School of Art in London. Since then, he has presented his works in various biennale throughout the world, such as in Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Oxford, and Meguro. His works are characterized with unique perspective and dimensions of modern art.

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Glorious Tradition Of Art In India- Steps To Ages

Art Gallery in India is the place where one can find tradition to modernity, post modernity, from paintings to sculptures under a single roof. Since the ages of Vedas, the tradition of art has been proudly practiced in India. India is a country which is best known for its unity in the midst of huge diversity.

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The word ‘Tradition’ clearly signifies the constant practices that survive through ages with all its dignity and repute. Folk is another name of Traditional painting.

There are various subjects which are portrayed in folk art, like the themes of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedas, and Bhagavat Geeta and purans.

Apart from depicting these epics of the folk paintings, it also illustrates concepts of day to day village life, nature, birds, animals, sun, moon, plants and trees. Generally, natural colors, stone colors, leaf colors are used either on canvas, paper, clothes, leaves, earthen pots or mud walls.

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There are two folk, traditional or tribal arts are described. There are two types of folk arts, which are discussed here:

Gond:

It is first introduced by a tribal group of Madhya Pradesh, naming The Gondi. It portrays the picture of flora and fauna. The unique quality of this art type is that it is a lively art with vigorous colors and dynamic art patterns. Mainly, colors of charcoal, leaves, colored soil and others natural colors are used in this art. These paintings are portrayed with multiple dots and lines.

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Till this date, these pattern and style remains the same, only the color has changed. In present times, instead of using all those natural colors, acrylic paints are used. The most famous artist of Gond art, Jangarh Singh Shyam invigorated this art form in 1960.

Warli:

It is also an example of an ancient, tribal art from the western coast of India in 2500 BC. It clearly depicts the life and living of common masses like their amusements, their activities, and their festivals.

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In these paintings multiple triangles, squares, and circles are employed to generate numerous shapes. The entire collection of this type of paintings is practiced in a red ochre or a bold, dark background.

There are many folk arts in India among which two are mentioned here, which are completely tribal arts. The Art Exhibition in India as well as Art Gallery in India is the best place that possesses all those rare pieces of arts.

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Sketch of Artists- Two Famous Artists of Emami Chisel Art Gallery

Emami Chisel Art is one of the shinning planets in the galaxy of arts and crafts. Since its foundation in 2008 untill now, it has spread its glorious presence among the remarkable art galleries in India. Art cannot be practiced or generated, art resides in the soul of an artist. There are many famous artists in ECA. Here, is an outline sketch about two of the famous artists of ECA.

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Samindranath Mazumdar:

samindranth Majumdar, apart from being a renowned artist , he has also been awarded as ;the artist of the month’ from Emami chisel Art Gallery. This versatile man of art took his first breath in the year 1966. He has completed his academic education in visual arts from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. He is a man of creativity, and he has successfully practiced his works and enriched his knowledge of art through his profession as well as his passion. He served his duty as a lecturer at Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship, Kolkata. He started his journey as a representative of significant artworks since 1989. He has taken part in various art exhibitions, solo shows, group shows and annual shows. In the year 2001-02, this talented man had been rewarded with Ebrahim Ajkli Enowment scholarship for his research work. He has won several other awards like Annual Award from Birla Academy of Art & Culture in 1995-2001, Annual Award from AIFACS in 2000.

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During the last month, September he has been offered the title of ‘the artist of the month’ for his overwhelming, elegant paintings. There are several splendid paintings like ‘After they departed’, ‘Glass beads’, ‘Tune to nameless grains of sand’, and ‘Going Away’.

Amitava Dhar:

Amitava Dhar has been awarded ‘the artist of the month’ for the month of August by Emami Chisel Art Gallery. He is one of the famous artists in India. This accomplished man was born in 1957. He finished his education in the year 1980. He passed through a teachership course in 1982. The Government College of Arts and Crafts is the institution where his journey from a young man to be an artist had begun. He also has made his skillful presence in the various solo shows and duet shows along with a three person shows since 1980. There are several All India Art shows where he has participated, like Bhopal biennial in 1996, Emami Chisel Art in 2004- 2008, The Gallery, Cork street, London in 2006 & 2007, Tamarind Art Gallery, New York in 2006, and Chawla Art Gallery in New Delhi, in 2007.

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He mainly influences the contemporary art genre in his paintings. He is greatly touched by the post modernism concepts that is clearly portrayed in his artworks like ‘And The Red Chair’, ‘Metamorphosis II’, ‘Tsunami’, ‘Threatened Nest’, ‘ A bird came into my dream’ and others.