Welcome to artjourn

Hello! My name is Ria Sarkar.

This is not a regular run-of-the-mill art history blog. This is an attempt to answer certain questions and curiosities that have shaped my journey into art history.

The world of Art in the South and Southeast Asian regions is wonderfully diverse, but there are certain aspects that form a link between them which is often lost in translation. That’s what my blog focuses on – highlighting interesting motifs, mapping the trajectory of cultural assimilation across the art and architecture of neighbouring countries, across continents and the impact of religious art from ancient and medieval times.

For more info on me and Artjourn head to the About Section. 🙂

First Post :

Why was Harihara worshipped in Cambodia?

If you’d like to read some of my previously written pieces for other journals and online blogs, browse through this list below!

Arthub | www.anantart.com

Artist Interviews

Interview with Rubaba Haider Feb 17, 2018

From Aeronautics to Miniatures and everything in between – Interview with Yasir Waqas Jan 31, 2018

From cinema boards and dog fights to radical contemporary art – Interview with Muhammad Zeeshan April 21, 2017

Know Your Street – Series on Street Art

KNOW YOUR STREET with Anant Art June 13, 2017

Know Your Street #1 | Lodhi Art District June 17, 2017

Know Your Street #2 | Lodhi Art District June 23, 2017

Know Your Street #3 | Lodhi Art District June 30, 2017

Demystifying Iconography

Demystifying Iconography #1 | What is iconography? Sep 16, 2017

Demystifying Iconography #2 | Terracotta Warriors Oct 13, 2017

General posts for arthub

Buying high-priced art | Good investment policy or easy target for art thefts? May 30, 2017

A Look back at Kochi Biennale 2016 | Photo essay April 1, 2017

Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016 | Art comes alive in India’s first global biennial April 1, 2017 

FEATURED: Artists with Anant Art – India Art Fair ’17 Feb 27, 2017

Anant Artist’s top picks at India Art Fair 17 Feb 15, 2017


Feature articles

“Enactments and each passing day”: South Asian moving image art at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art Nov 14, 2016

Quirky and ingenious: Hong Kong artist Samson Young at Experimenter Gallery, Kolkata September 19, 2016

“That Photo We never got”: Indian artist Shilpa Gupta’s meta-narratives at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong April 06, 2016

Keeping it clean: Indian artist Krishnaraj Chonat on changing histories – video interview September 06, 2013

Seema Kohli: De-mystifying Kohli’s paradise May 18, 2016

Thota Vaikuntam: A study of the evolution of the iconic Telengana women April 14, 2016

Movements and styles

When did Art become Abstract? May 26, 2016

The Age of Modern Art: Part I July 26, 2016

The Age of Modern Art: Part II  August 13, 2016

Fearless in the face of tragedy: The trials and tribulations of Mexico’s greatest feminist icon September 21, 2016

Artist vs. The Canvas: Painting Techniques August 24, 2016

The Print Medium: Techniques and tools of the trade September 11, 2016

Artist Interviews

Ranbir Kaleka: A Visionary and a Storyteller May 13, 2014

Jagannath Panda | Venturing boldly into the Unknown June 10, 2014

Learning the ‘architecture’ of shadows with Bhagyashree Suthar | Winner, Artsome Young Artist Competition July 31, 2014

List Posts

Fête de la Photo : Indo – French Photo Festival, Delhi March 16, 2014

A 10-Step Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Art June 10, 2016