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False Gods

They can't draw or paint or create a half-decent artwork but are worshiped by the art establishment as Gods. We prefer to remain infidels and refuse to kowtow to the False Gods of Art.

How the culture-vultures impoverished my soul

One expects art to ennoble our souls, much like a novel by Victor Hugo or a film by Bimal Roy. Instead, stepping into a gallery is like stepping on shit -bullshit.

Critiquing the critics

We smack down these smug bastards and their idiotic art-jargonese con mucho gusto!

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Nov 28, 2009

What a bloody marvelous painting, part 6

Old Blue Tiled Mosque Outside Of Delhi India
Oil on canvas
31 5/16 x 25 1/2 in. (79.6 x 64.8 cm)
Lord Edwin Weeks

Nizamuddin, the area where this monument is, was then outside of the main city of Delhi. The structure is very close to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyaa Dargah in Delhi. It also right next to the magnificent Hamayun's tomb.

The monument is located outside the eastern enclosure wall (of the Hamayun's tomb), which is locally known as Nila Gumbad, due to the blue coloured dome. It is believed to contain the remains of one Fahim Khan, the attendant of Abdur Rahim Khan, who lived during the reign of Jahangir. The attendant died in 1626 A.D.

(image source - Wikipedia)

Varun Shiv Kapur has plenty of pictures of the historical buildings in the surrounding area which is steeped in history.

Nov 22, 2009

Art du jour

90x120 cm

Nov 12, 2009

Tintin will never be like me!

I would hate it if my favorite storybook hero Tintin were to grow old, fat and grumpy -like me!

It will never happen, never happen, never happen!

Or is that marriage can make one so, even Tintin?

More interesting stuff at the link.

Nov 9, 2009

Artists against windmills

Artists love to be for a cause.

This group has an interesting cause -
They are against windmills!

In their words-

We are a world wide group of artists who share a love of the countryside and all wild places. We fight to save them, and their wildlife, from being turned into Industrial Wind Power Stations.

Now, that's a noble cause.

Nov 8, 2009

Art du jour

Alan Stevens

Anybody thinks that any of our Great Cheese(mahan cheez) can ever do anything that even comes half-way close- even if their lives depended upon it?

Jatin Das?
Ganaeh Haloi?
Arpana Caur?

Anybody at all?(except Sanjay Bhattacharya)

If not, then why are these talentless hacks considered grrrrrreat artists?


Compare and contrast-

 a nude by one of the Great Cheese-

Untitled 01
charcoal drawing on paper

16.5" x 12"

Akbar  Padamsee

What amateurish stuff pretending to be 'deep'.

I would like to say -shame, shame!

But it's no use.
The art-elites float in a hubristic ether where human emotions like contrition, honor and shame do not register even as a blip.

But hey, I will do the right thing and say it anyway. Nay, I will shout it out loud-


Nov 6, 2009

Traffic Light Pigeons- a recent work

If you have followed my work, you might have noticed that the pigeons are a favorite subject of mine. Here is a recent painting -

Traffic light pigeons

Watercolor and gouache

24 X 34 cm


More on this at  -My art and art techniques-the art of gurmeet .

Oops! Should have posted this detail from the painting -

Nov 4, 2009

Political art du jour-Iranian protest poster

An Iranian opposition protest poster-

Nov 2, 2009

chullu bhar pani for M.F.Husain

Feeling kind of down today....so I will just post a Sanjay Bhattacharya painting and stare at it for a while-

(click  for a larger image)

Twilight, Kesroli
Oil on canvas
175 X 137 cm

Sanjay Bhattacharya's other marvelous Kesroli work -Morning, Kesroli here.

 The great-grandaddy of Indian painting, M.F.Husain should take one good look at one of Bhattacharya's fine paintings and then go find some clean, filtered chullu bhar pani to jump into*.

Compare and contrast- 

M F Husain
14 x 18 inches 
Acrylic on Board

 This, the arty-sharty types will assert, is a great work of art. Don't be intimidated by their art-speak mumbo-jumbo.Are you going to believe these charlatans or your lying eyes?

*The colorful Indian language translator-

     chullu bhar pani - refers to the colorful Indian expression -'ja, chullu bhar pani mein doob mar' which "which essentially says that the concerned person who has incidentally done something shameful should go drown himself in a handful of water"

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