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Meet the Shah of Terracotta

Age has not slowed down artist Himmat Shah who moves with consummate ease from drawing, painted reliefs, silver paintings, burnt collages and his recent tryst with pastels and papers.

Leo Tolstoy, the Russian writer, said: “Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” He talks of art as an experiential practice laying equal importance on emotions and creativity. In the same vein, Himmat Shah reflects on his journey as an artist, admitting that “art is like a brahmand (cosmos) and it could not be ignored in our life.” A retrospective Shah, a formidable voice in the history of Indian contemporary art, crosses boundaries between painting, sculpture, design, art and craft. Born in

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