The creative genres have always evoked us to generate, admire and to be passionate about art. The superlative aspects of art are ever evolving and have made every spirit more permissive about beauty, intellect and life in whole.
Indian art has played a vital role in cultivating ample crucial works on global platforms. From finger paintings in prehistoric times to gigantic wonders of Middle Ages, from modern arts to contemporary ideas, Indian art has moved swiftly and steadily experiencing a wide variety of culture and medium in its journey. Where progression of dynasties gave India, massive and glorious architectural marvels like Caves of Ajanta, Ellora and Bagh, temples of Khajuraho, Konark and Mahabalipuram etc, offshore influencers naming Aryans, Mughals, Romans and Britishers also blended their tints in the artistic ideas and philosophies.
Colonial rule had a great impact on Indian art as company style of paintings became ubiquitous. To propagate Western values in art education, the British Empire established schools of art in major cities, such as the Bombay Art Society in 1888, Sir JJ School of Art in Bombay, Government college in Calcutta and Madras in 1854. Artists like Raja Ravi Varma and Amrita Shergil popularized western aesthetics combined with Indian themes. Numerous artists from Bengal like Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy etc came into the field to support classical Indian art that revolutionized the phase with giving traditional but modified paintings.
To exemplify their own ideas and purposes, several modern artists came together and formed groups. Artists particularly those who belonged to Progressive Art Group remolded the art world giving remarkable works that not only embellished the spaces but also gave a huge opportunity to collectors for investing and assemblage. Never limiting themselves just to paintings, they created drawings, prints, posters and sculptures which are actual gems in Indian art treasure.
The PAG (at first including F. N. Souza, S. H. Raza, M. F. Husain, K. H. Ara, H. A. Gade, and S. K. Bakre) appeared at some point after August 14, 1947.
They often merged Indian themes and imagery thoughts with western artistic techniques such as European modernism, post-impressionism, cubism and expressionism in their paintings. Artists like Akbar Padamsee, V S Gaitonde, Tayeb Mehta have inked their names on the art world, giving majestic works that are soothing to comprehend and have stimulated our wits.
This beautiful patronage was then carried forward by a number of contemporary artists who initiated their walk of life from humble portfolios and now are celebrated on global dais. Artists like Bose krishnamachari, Jitish Kalat, Subodh Gupta, Atul Dodiya and many enormous names gave, and are giving prodigious contributions in the field. Their works not only are full of distinctive imagination but are alluring to perceive. New mediums, huge canvases, magnificent concepts and sublime ways to express are taking the domain of art to new heights. Their works are valued in huge numbers being served as investments giving a vast possibility that young Artists budding today will share the same platform with them in near days.
Artworks when created shows intentions and notions of the artist, when purchased adorns the place, when seen gives sensation of calm, when fathomed sparks the intellect and when invested gives enormous returns. Paintings that were bought or acquired in past are valued in great numbers today due to its rarity of artist and era, hence, Today’s bought artwork might become a gem of tomorrow.
We display a large collection of silk screen prints, Woodcut prints, fine and creative photography and Modern art series of masters and young artists from Mumbai, Kolkata and Baroda city that are going to be bright successors in art and investments.
Established in 2002, Kanishka Arts largely focuses on ‘to make art reach out to every living’ with a core collection of post-independence Indian artists, while giving equal attention to young contemporaries.
Highlighting the glory of Indian heritage, Kanishka Arts took an initiative to present a platform for collectibles and visual arts. Having an ideal goal to inculcate the artistic passion internationally, we are on a path to display the classical, modern and contemporary works virtually and in-house.
Team Kanishka Arts