11-24 Dec. 2000

Though there are a number of Web sites and portals devoted to the art scene around India and the world, takes the cake. You would believe this if you were to see the extremely well-produced and sleek catalogues and promotional materials, including the greeting cards that the site is churning out. Indeed, a click and mortar operation. The site is one of the most comprehensive on-line destinations for Indian contemporary art, with its catalogue featuring 1400 works available for purchase and delivery worldwide. The site also offers extensive information on exhibitions, galleries, museums, and other events which exhibit and promote Indian art. According to the promoters: “We also have artist profiles for over 300 artists, new features and art news, a directory of current exhibitions around the country, links to other art and art related sites, an art café where you can chat with other art fiends, share knowledge, ask your questions, learn more about the growing community of artists in India, who are boldly experimenting with newer mediums to create exciting works for global audiences.” Last fortnight, the site arranged an online auction of Contemporary Indian art. On sale were over 130 works including those of Raja Ravi Verma, Rabindranath Tagore, K H Ara, F N Souza, and M F Husain. An extremely pleasant looking site and a must see for art aficionados

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