lørdag 23. april 2022

India's rich art history is just a click away now

India has one of the world's richest art histories, spanning centuries and a mélange of forms, styles and inspirations. But it is also hard to access for anyone without an academic grounding in the subject. Even the most compelling object is often described by scholars in a dense, opaque manner that can wear down even genuine enthusiasts.

Now, a museum in the southern city of Bangalore is hoping to change that. The Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) - a private museum founded by art collector Abhishek Poddar - has launched the Encyclopaedia of Indian Art, an open-source repository that allows anyone to view and read about an enormous collection of Indian paintings, photographs, living traditions, architecture and textiles.