Shafali R. Anand

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Vermeer – The forgotten artist rediscovered 200 years later.

Artists must prepare themselves for obscurity. They must practice their art for the satisfaction they derive from the process, or they’d have lived in vain. About Johannes Vermeer Johannes Vermeer, born 1632 – died 1675, had a short life of… Continue Reading →

Paul Cézzane – The Life Portrait of a French Artist

Master Cubist Picasso is believed to have said, “Paul Cézanne is the father of us all,” a line meant to state that Paul Cézanne was the original cubist. As we view Cézanne’s journey of life, we see him moving away… Continue Reading →

Rational Thought stays Silent – Merit vs. Mediocrity.

Rational thought stays silent as majority opinion screams out loud Merit lies low and sighs in exasperation while mediocrity howls and shouts The oppressed speak for the oppressor Rapists and murderers demand justice The drivers of progress are taken to… Continue Reading →

Van Gogh & Self-Portraiture – Reason and Reflection

Van Gogh perhaps did more self-portraits than any other artist in history. This Wikimedia page lists fourteen but there are forty-three drawings and paintings that he did of himself. (Rembrandt Van Rijn tops the list of self-portraits with about seventy-five.)… Continue Reading →

Portrait of Claude Monet and a Reflection.

Why some artistic connections transcend decades and centuries? As an artist, I connect with many artists spread across time and space. I’ve loved and admired the works of Claude Monet, James C. Christensen, James Bama, Norman Rockwell, Salvador Dali. Among… Continue Reading →

Dreams – I sing them a lullaby: Oil on Canvas – 4 ft x 2.5 ft.

Art Show at AIFACS concluded :)

The feeling of being surrounded by your works, is ethereal. It’s like talking to several of your reflections across time.  Sharing a few pictures from the show. The next show is in Mumbai. But between now and then, we will… Continue Reading →

Amor Fati (The Love of Fate) – Solo Show at AIFACS, Delhi – October 06 to 12, 2023.

“Fate or destiny is a succession of outcomes that we often do not plan for. When we select our destination and decide upon a path that we believe would take us there, the hand of fate often wrenches control. A… Continue Reading →

Through the Looking Glass called Time.

Time has a way of changing our perception. Each new day drops a bunch of fresh experiences into the brew of our schema and changes our interpretations. What we saw when we looked at a work of art five years… Continue Reading →

Art and the Context Effect

First, the story… I have a pair of vases that I had once bought for the Reception area of my office. The vases are pretty but they aren’t special or unique…in fact, there are many other vases that look just… Continue Reading →

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