Exploring Urban Loneliness With Edward Hopper

It’s Edward Hopper’s birth anniversary on July 22nd. Born in 1882, the prolific American realist painter evoked urban loneliness and disappointment with beautiful clarity. Half a century has passed since Hopper died but his popularity hasn’t waned. What is it about Hopper’s brand of melancholy that has struck a chord with so many? His works […]

For The Art Lover In You

First of all, I’m thrilled that Bangalore has got a fine new art gallery. Surrounded by water and vertical gardens, this is one place I’d like to visit again and again. ‘The Gallery’ is a non-commercial arts space set up by the RMZ Foundation inside the techno-concrete jungle that is the RMZ Ecoworld IT park. […]

A Priceless Gift

The most introspective of hearts tend to be the most sentimental. We cling to the smallest moments from our past because we fear that emotion will never come our way again. – Shannon L. Alder Some things we’re expected to keep: a graduation photo, an award you got in school, the property papers of the […]

Life As A Work In Progress

We were supposed to have it all figured out by now, weren’t we? We were supposed to know exactly what we wanted and exactly how to get it by now, isn’t that what we were told about being an adult? We were already supposed to be the person we imagined when we were 10-years old, […]

A World Without Smells Would Stink

“They don’t know what you’re doing Babe, it must be art You’re a headache, in a suitcase You’re a star Oh no, don’t be shy You don’t have to go blind Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me” And Smell me? Ha! Love U2, love this track! Smell is a more powerful sense than […]

Do You Need Formal Art Education To Succeed In Art?

Can’t you be naturally gifted and become famous even though you don’t have an art “degree”? Formal art education is very helpful in art. It isn’t exactly necessary, but it is an incredible time saver, because it tells you what your options are and helps you to make intelligent choices regarding those options. Without this, […]

It’s A Dog’s Life For Dog Lovers

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” – SAMUEL ADAMS   Regrettably, the tireless minority that fights today in India is one that seeks to restrict – and even take away – many of our freedoms. It is estimated that […]