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Geeti Sen

Geeti Sen

Geeti Sen is an art historian and former chief editor at India International Centre, New Delhi.  Her seven major books include her recent essays on India's iconic artists, 'Your History gets in the Way of My Memory'.


The Spirit of Jaipur Art Summit

Jaipur Summit proves that some of the best art works can be viewed outside metropolis

By Geeti Sen January 05, 2018

Revisiting the Bengal masters

An exhibition displays some of the finest works of the Bengal masters

By Geeti Sen January 03, 2018

Return to Earth: Himmat Shah retrospective

The aesthetic significance and the beauty of the artist's work endures

By Geeti Sen December 26, 2017

Of the fantastic and real

Madhvi Parekh’s paintings defy definition by not falling into any convenient category

By Geeti Sen September 29, 2017

Revisiting the past through post-independence architecture

The exhibition curated by Ram Rahman at the Kiran Nadar Museum explores an era of modern architecture

By Geeti Sen August 21, 2017

M.F. Husain—stretching boundaries, reaching for the sky

Husain loved the absurd, and he drew swiftly, from his imagination as well as memory

By Geeti Sen July 29, 2017

Piloo Pochkanawala, Adi Davierwala express modernity in art

Among significant shows held at the National Gallery of Modern Art is the current exhibition on Indian...

By Geeti Sen June 15, 2017

Sohan Qadri, master of tantric art

Sohan Qadri was initiated into tantric Buddhism at the young age of 16. He practised it to the end of...

By Geeti Sen February 16, 2017

Capturing India on a canvas

Does the question of being Indian become more important if the person is living outside the country? I...

By Geeti Sen December 02, 2016

Torchbearers of art

In the 1960s, the artists of Group 1890 played a significant role in pioneering forms of indigenous art...

By Geeti Sen September 29, 2016

Drawing from imagination

Some months ago Golak Khandual had brought home his two diaries, filled with his observations and...

By Geeti Sen August 20, 2016

Master strokes

Nandalal Bose's famous Haripura posters are an ode to Indian rural life and culture

By Geeti Sen July 19, 2016

The Parsi phenomenon

As one of the smallest communities in number, the Parsis have made a phenomenal contribution in India....

By Geeti Sen May 28, 2016

In focus and expanded focus

When I first met Raghu Rai in 1975, he was working with The Statesman. When we planned to do a book...

By Geeti Sen May 07, 2016

Imaginary encounters

You will not find any trace of buildings or of land or sea or even the horizon in the playful...

By Geeti Sen April 26, 2016
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