Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Himmat Shah

    Himmat Shah

    Born in Lothal, Gujarat, Shah is a prominent sculptor of India.  Shah is an art graduate from Sir J.J. School of Art. He also studied painting at M.S. University in Baroda.  To understand and learn European modernism he spent two years in Paris under S.W. Hayter and Krishna Reddy. Shah is a versatile artist and […]

  • B. Vithal

    B. Vithal

    Born in 1935 in Maharashtra, Vithal started showing his skill in paintings and sketching at the early age of five, he started Lord Ganesha and other Hindu deities sketching on the slate.  Coming from these backgrounds his works contain ancient Indian art, philosophy, and Hindu mythology. He studied in the Sir J.J. School of Art, […]

  • Satish Gujral

    Satish Gujral

    Gujral was an Indian artist, painter, writer, and muralist. Born in Jhelum in Punjab in British Raj, he had hearing impairment till age 62. Because of his hearing problem, many schools refused admission to him. One day he saw a bird sitting on a tree’s branch and he draw that. It was an indication of […]

  • K.G. Subramanyan

    K.G. Subramanyan

    Subrahmanyan was born in 1924, Kuthuparamba in Kerala, India. He was involved in the freedom struggle and known for following Gandhian ideology. He was later banned from joining the government colleges and was imprisoned during British Rule. As an artist, his turning point came into the existence when he visited Kala Bhavan, the art faculty […]

  • Nandalal Bose

    Nandalal Bose

    Nandalal  Bose was one of the pioneers of modern Indian art. He was the key figure of contextual modernism.  He was the pupil of Abanindranath Bose.  He was known for the ‘Indian Style’ of painting. In 1922, he became the principal of Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan. His most prominent paintings are from the Indian mythologies, village […]

  • V.S. Gaitonde

    V.S. Gaitonde

    He was regarded as one of India’s most important abstract painters. Born in 1924, Nagpur, Maharashtra. He completed his art diploma at Sir J. J. School of Art in 1948. In 1950, he was invited to join the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group. He actively participated in the group’s activities as well as exhibitions in India […]

  • Badri Narayan

    Badri Narayan

    He was an artist, storyteller, author, and illustrator. He started painting without any formal training and his first public showing was in 1949. In 1954, he exhibited a solo show.  There are more the 50 solo shows by Badri Narayan and his artworks are in several collections such as the National Gallery of Modern Art […]

  • Kalal Laxma Goud

    Kalal Laxma Goud

    He is an Indian printmaker, painter, and draughtsman.  His works are present in various mediums i.e. glass painting, sculpture, pastel, gouache, and etching.  He is known for his eroticism in a rural context. Goud was born in Nizampur, Medak district in Hyderabad. He was one of the seven siblings in the family.  His childhood was […]

  • Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    Lalu Prasad Show born in 1937 is a master of both printmaking and tempera. With the help of his technique and imagery, he brings modernity to printmaking. He looks after everyday life to get the subjects that help him to create simple objects and events. In his small size tempera paintings, stylistic elements are derived […]

  • Jehangir Sabavala

    Jehangir Sabavala

    Born in 1922, Sabavala has an artistic style of impressionist and cubist texture. He studied in the world best art colleges i.e. Sir J.J. School of Art in 1944, Heatherley School of Fine Art, London (1945-1947), in Academie Andre Lhote, Paris (1946-51), the Academie Julian (1953-54), and finally in the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere […]

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