Two painters on their journey, the purpose of art and tyranny of the market.
China by Partha ChatterjeeSep 15, 2017
The starving artist is
an abiding stereotype of the popular imagination but Amitava Das is as far from
that image as it is possible to be. He is in fact a retired civil servant. A
quiet, self-effacing man of medium height and build, he is not forthcoming
unless patiently drawn out. Should you succeed, however, a conversation with
him is rewarding.
He talks about all the
things that have to coalesce before art can happen. Music, for him, is an
abiding love; Hindustani, Carnatic, wester
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is a writer on the Arts based in Delhi.
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