VISUAL ARTS IN DELHI

Delhi was entitled as the capital city to billions of Indians and the largest democracy in the world despite the ravages of war. It is a city ornamented by heritages like Hindu, Islamic and the British. A walk from Mughal to Lutyens' Delhi and Jama Masjid to the National Museum of Modern Art, enjoy this time-travel pop-up book one chapter at a time.

This 9-day programme in visual arts will take you through various intensive workshops in fabric painting, calligraphy, and sari-making and designs across different parts of Delhi. Get ready to explore the streets and architecture of Delhi as an artist and historian.

Art in Delhi like any other vibrant metropolis in the world holds a mirror to both sides of its culture, old and new. While it manages to narrate unreal anecdotes of the past, Delhi prides itself on being a liberal city offering some of the best art spaces to artists in India.

Heritage walks among the ruins of Delhi weave stories about its architecture, anthropology and archaeology that must not be missed. Fabric painting workshop using different mediums and tools will introduce you to India's sartorial traditions.

Explore and learn more about India's artistic idiosyncrasies, history and politics at the National Gallery of Modern Art. Travel to Paharganj in the evening for a typography walk where the typeface designer teaches you about numerous Indian and foreign scripts and hand-painted letters.

Guided tour to the Crafts museum that has over 33,000 specimens of craft on display ranging from textile to sculpture, utensils to metal work, terracotta to tribal art and more. Agrasen ki Baoli is a famous stepwell in Delhi built by Mughal ruler, Alauddin Khalji.

If you are a person of nature and solace, then you'd love a silent walk at one of the most popular architectural marvels in Delhi, Lotus Temple. After an immersive walk, head to Dilli Haat (Delhi's heart), which is a permanent open-air exhibition of authentic handloom and handicrafts from all over India.

Lutyens' Delhi is the epitome of English architecture in the city and there's no better way to experience this area than on a bicycle. Enjoy a workshop on sari at the Sari school in the evening. Learn and understand how this classic Indian garment, synonymous with Indian culture, came into existence.

Delhi is not new to artist residencies but now more and more artists are coming together to talk about their philosophies, technique and personal evolution.

Take a historic walk at the largest mosque in India built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. Learn aesthetics and historic significance of Indian calligraphy once used exclusively by Mughals.

Lodhi Gardens is to Delhi what Garden of Versailles is to France. It is dotted with many architectural marvels of the 15th century and it looks equally posh today.

Please note: This is a concept programme that can be customised according to your interests. The dates/activities may vary depending on the availability of the artists/organisations.

This 9-day programme in visual arts is an attempt to interact and learn from professionals and established artists who have been weaving magic with their art-work for decades. Travel back in time to multiple eras and indulge in the fundamentals of various art styles.

This art programme has been meticulously curated for art enthusiasts who wish to explore their city better or make their stay in Delhi artsier. Get behind the scenes of Delhi's burgeoning visual arts setting through participatory workshops and interactive sessions with artists. You'll gain a plethora of knowledge, experience and memories that customary travel agents fail to provide.

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