WHEN people think of modern Indian art, they tend to consider a handful of Mumbai-based artists who have dominated art-world headlines in recent years. This group, which includes Syed Haidar Raza, M.F. Husain, F.N. Souza and Tyeb Mehta, are all members of the extrovert and well-travelled Progressives Group. But interest in Bengal art, which bloomed in the 19th century, is now enjoying a revival that recognises the area's contribution to the development of Indian culture.
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There's an interesting interview over at the Art Newspaper website with the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. He is one of a number of contemporary Chinese artists that are hot at the moment. By "hot" I mean really popular with art c... Read Post