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"Understanding Art"

   Art Appreciation Course


Art Alive Gallery
Plot 120, Sector 44, Gurgaon- 122002
Phone: 0124-4932000


Saturday 18thAugust & 25thAugust, 2012
Duration: 3.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.





Rs 6,000 for individual

Rs 10,000 per couple

(Payable in cash or cheque in favour of The Art Alive Foundation)


Contact details:

Ms.Priyanka Choudhary

Ph: 0124-4932000




This course is designed to encourage participants to have a better understanding of art and develop a range of analytical skills to view and appreciate art. Participants need not have any prior knowledge of the subject. The course will introduce basic elements of art and will enhance participant’s aesthetic as well as commercial awareness of the subject. The interactive module will have many sessions of meaningful engagements with artists, curators, art historians, collectors and professors to explore the different forms and dimensions of visual art, its origin, evolution, market trends and more.


Our speakers in the panel are eminent figures drawn from the Indian art fraternity.


 Schedule of Sessions

Day I

Saturday, 18th August, 2012

(3.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.)


- 3.00 p.m. -3.45 p.m.

- 3.50 p.m – 4.00 pm (Question & Answer)

* Introduction to art: What is art? What are the different mediums? What are the process of looking, narrating and perceiving art, and how do you further interpret what you see?

Speaker: Rupika Chawla

(Rupika Chawla’s association with Indian art spans over four decades. Among the many books she authored is the much-acclaimed, Raja Ravi Varma: Painter of Colonial India. Along with artist A. Ramachandran, she had organized the seminal exhibition on Raja Ravi Varma in 1993 at the National Museum, New Delhi. She is also a known conservator of paintings and a curator whose works include: Art Celebrates 2010: Sports and the City, during the Commonwealth games in New Delhi)



- 4.10 p.m. ­-5.10 p.m.

- 5.15 p.m. - 5.30 pm (Question & Answer)


* Bring out the aesthetics and meaning of art. How do you develop visual sensibilities and convey? How do you train your eyes to spot the thin lines between fine art, tribal art and folk art? How do you familiarizing yourself with the terminology of visual elements? How do you weave in your subjective observations--your impressions of the possible meanings of the work? What are the various methods of making a substance or meaning out of art?

Speaker: Roobina Karode

(Roobina Karode is a Fulbright fellow and an art historian with a brief teaching stint. As an art critic and curator she has written well-researched monographs on select artists. Some of her co-curatorial works include the first Asian Art Triennalein Fukuoka, Japan: a travelling exhibit titled Tiger by the Tail: Contemporary Women Artists of India transforming Culture at the Women’s Research Study Centre at the Brandeis University, Boston, USA.)


-5.40 p.m.-6.30 p.m.


* Meet an artist: to get an insight of his style and working sensibilities


With Krishen Khanna

(Krishen Khanna belongs to the early progressive group of artists and his works have literally laid the foundation of Indian art movement. It would be a rare occasion to meet the eminent artist who has made numerable contributions to the contemporary art world.)  



Day II

Saturday, 25th August, 2012

(3.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.)


- 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

* Modern and Contemporary Indian art: What is modern contemporary art and what makes some artists to be global phenomena? The session will explore the key themes, issues and concepts of Indian masters. Explore the impact and influence of their work in the Indian art scene and explore alongside, the challenges, changes and relevance of their work in the present context.

Speaker: John Xavier

(John Xavier is an accomplished art scholar at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University. His interest and understanding of Indian art has led him to contribute extensively on the subject.)



- 4.10 p.m. - 5.10 p.m.

- 5.15 p.m  - 5.30 pm (Question & Answer)

* Indian Art Goes Global: Exploring Indian art in global perspectives; Do Indian art really dominate the global art scene? It this phenomena for real or just a phase?

Speaker: Parul Dave-Mukherji

(As an academician her teaching career spans over two decades with many lecture assignments in different parts of the world. Parul is an accomplished Oxford scholar who has produced many prestigious publications on the studies of Indian art and history and authored many books. She is currently the Dean at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.)  

- 5.40 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

Lecture Series

* Building up a Portfolio: Your guide to Collecting Art

Speaker: Ina Puri

(Ina Puri wears many hats: author, columnist, independent curator and a film producer.  She has made a name for herself as an independent curator, impresario and as a consultant with various art funds helping them to identify and build an art inventory. Her precise understanding of the artistic as well as the human side of Manjit Bawa led her to bring out the most definite biography of the late celebrated artist: In Black & White. She also co-scripted the award-winning documentary, Meeting Manjit, directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta.)