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I have been constantly evolving as an artist in the last 60 years. Now, I am painting metascapes in oil on canvas, deeply psychological landscapes in bright colours. 

Akbar Padamsee (Artist & Painter)

Before the progressive movement, the predominant influence on the artists was Amrita Sher Gil. She may have been a great artist, but the (European) influence she had was not good

Akbar Padamsee (Artist & Painter)

Raza, who had got a French Government scholarship to study art was instrumental in my decision to move to Paris

Akbar Padamsee (Artist & Painter)

I am not a restorer. I am a painter

Akbar Padamsee (Artist & Painter)

I told him, if you want, I can repaint it.

Akbar Padamsee (Artist & Painter)

I do not paint for spaces. I paint what I paint

Akbar Padamsee (Artist & Painter)

Dealers haggle, but we should remember art is selling

Akbar Padamsee (Artist & Painter)

My ardent search is for a look, a gaze, an expression, a stance and a placement.

Akbar Padamsee (Artist & Painter)

My art practice is mainly divided into two categories: metascapes and figuration. 

Akbar Padamsee (Artist & Painter)

Our family lived almost all over (India) since my father was a surgeon in the Army. Whenever he would get a new house, we would all rush to check the number of trees it had. He would make tree houses and we would eat in them. My mother loved taking us out on picnics.

Anjolie Ela Menon (Artist)

I was instrumental in bringing art down from its high pedestal. Most people approach it with a sense of awe. I wanted to break that. I was a karma-yogi as far as experimentation went. I never simply thought of the fruits of my labor.

Anjolie Ela Menon (Artist)

I have been inspired at various times by many people, places and events. 

Anjolie Ela Menon (Artist)

I have been painting for 58 years so there are so many influences that have shaped me both as an artist and as a person.

Anjolie Ela Menon (Artist)

It is difficult to define art for public spaces such as airports hotels lobbies, offices etc.

Anjolie Ela Menon (Artist)

Whether the Virgin Mary or Maya. I always define shakti as 'woman power'.

Anjolie Ela Menon (Artist)

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