Some 20 years ago when we visited a temple in South India, a brahmin led us into a small side shrine with a large statue of Shiva as Nataraja.  The only light was the oil lamp he carried with a single flame.  Anyone familiar with 'aarthi' will know what I mean.  Basically, the priest draws circles … Continue reading

Peeking into India’s contemporary art scene

Are Andrea and I a tad daunted at the prospect of launching Art +Asia/Writing+Video? You bet!  Are we deterred?  No way.  Reviewing a show about modernist art from India at the Rubin Museum of Art made us revisit some conversations with Indian artists and galleries  this summer.  Here are a few  works spotted at  a show of emerging … Continue reading Peeking into India’s contemporary art scene

Wonder of the Age ArtLERT @MetMuseum

What better launching pad for my ArtLERT blog than the "Wonder of the Age" show at the Metropolitan.  In addition to the paintings mentioned in my review, three must-see's for me are -- Mansur's chameleon, caught as he moves from the green of the leaves that surround him to the tan of the paper Mansur … Continue reading Wonder of the Age ArtLERT @MetMuseum