Loving Vincent is touted as the world’s first ‘hand-painted’ film, and it includes thousands of coloured frames done in the typical Van Gogh-esque style. But in the final analysis, it reduces the artist’s legacy to a few brushstrokes, writes Vineet Gill.
Dhvani Se Shabd Aur Chinh, an ongoing exhibition at Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art, reintroduces us to forgotten painters, such as K.C.S. Paniker and R.B. Bhaskaran, who were central to the 1960s Madras Art Movement, writes Vineet Gill.
Museums are grand, impersonal spaces, inviting you, in the words of novelist Orhan Pamuk, ‘to forget your humanity’. But there are ways to build museums that are more rooted to their past and responsive to their immediate present, writes Vineet Gill.