Know your Art

Primitivism

The work of Primitivism had a profound impact on modern Western art. When Picasso discovered the tribal art from Africa, it was lauded as an import...

Pigment

A pigment is mostly a dry colouring matter which is ground into a fine powder. This material can change the colour of reflected or transmitted ligh...

Public Installation

Public art may be defined as an art form, which is solely created to be made available to the general public. This art can be any media and is made...

Relief

There are different types of relief sculpture, which depends on the degree of projection, height or detachment of the sculpted form from the solid ...

Realism

The movement to bring reality into art started in France in the year 1850. This was in the aftermath of the French Revolution that ended in the yea...

Readymade

The term was coined by the famous French artist Marcel Duchamp in 1913, to describe his artwork ‘bicycle wheel’, where he mounted a bicycle wheel o...

Rajput Painting

When Aurangzeb became Emperor, he did not promote art like his predecessors. Before that, miniature paintings were very popular in Mughal courts. A...

Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan is usually referred to as the art institution from Rabindra Viswa Bharati, the University was established by Rabindranath Tagore. 

Serigraphy

Serigraphy, also known as silk screening, screen printing or serigraph printing, is a printing technique, where a stencil or screen is made, usuall...

Shadow Play

Shadow play or shadow puppetry is an ancient art of storytelling and entertainment enjoyed by kids and adults all over the world.

Site-specific art

The term ‘site’ meant the exact location, where the artwork was to be installed. And this included the unique combination of all physical elements,...

Symbolism

When it comes to language or even art, one object, concept, or word is not limited to a single meaning. The English language has an exhaustive list...