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Our esteemed guest of Honour, Professor Niren Sengupta, is a professional painter and ex-principal of College of Art, New Delhi. He is born in 1940 in Bengal, and Niren Sengupta’s journey is no less than a miraculous inspiration not only for the people in the art field but also others who get a glorious chance to read or meet him. Though he graduated from science from Calcutta University but his diversion towards art and exploring such great heights has been the universe’s grace and his fruitful efforts towards working for it.

He expresses his paintings beautifully because of his inner feelings, as for him art is the expression of inner-self. His communion with the happenings around himself and all that is going around in his life is what is shown ultimately in his paintings. While beauty could be found in any piece or part of this world, Professor Niren Sengupta finds it in the serenity of the total submission of monks of Ramakrishna Mission to the mission. Because he feels that what can be more beautiful than a mission to serve and sacrifice for the mankind. And therefore the one who recognizes art can always find the common essences of his inner reflections infused with serenity, sacrifice, service and beauty.

He has been a part of several solo and prestigious group exhibitions where his art and his skills have always been appreciated widely. He has been awarded with a lot of recognitions and revered awards like AIFACS Award and NBT Award in New Delhi; Award for Humanity Udayan Care; DSCWOS. The highest award he was honored by hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina when he was invited to Bangladesh.Artist and Professor Niren Sengupta

Over the span of 50 years of his professional journey, his achievements have sprawled enough to even step into teaching at both graduate and post graduate levels. He is also the founder member of ‘Gallery 26’ in New Delhi, besides being member of Calcutta painters and Executive member of Academy of Visual Media, New Delhi. If one needs to have glimpse of his prestigious collections of artworks, he can see it in the Lalit Kala Academy.

All in all, a very humble and modest person with a big baggage of numerous achievements.

Evening Lamp, Oil Painting, Gautam Partho Roy
Evening Lamp, Oil Painting, Gautam Partho Roy

For a beginner in this field, it’s inevitable to be confused about which color would be preferred by the art lovers today? Or which type of paint would bring about your thoughts more beautifully? Firstly, there is no such thing as a better type of color which matters today! Both the types of colors are as good and what matters is mastering with the colors and its strokes

However to understand more about the differences we would go in detail as to what takes an artist to make a choice between the two.

Acrylic Vs Oil Paints
Acrylic Vs Oil Paints

The Cost Benefits –

The oil paints are more expensive as compared to the acrylic paints, therefore an artist prefers acrylic over oil when it comes to the overall cost. Acrylics can go with washing the brushes with water however oil paints require special oils to clean the brushes, which adds to the cost. Read what makes oil paints expensive to know more about it. Also add the cost of your t-shirt you are wearing, what if you paint it too!

Brush Painting- Photographer Daian Gan
Brush Painting- Photographer Daian Gan

The Drying Property –

Vivid Color Property
Vivid Color Property

The oil paints take way too long to dry, sometimes as low as a week or month OR maybe as long as a decade to dry out completely. This property of oil paints helps a beginner to perform slowly or maybe a patient artist to keep on making changes in it. An impatient artist can prefer acrylic which dries out really very quickly, sometimes even on the platter. However, drying out too quickly can also cause some trouble to the artists which they would realize during the process.


The Vivid Color Property –

As oil paints are made up of pigments and oil it is more vivid and vibrant than acrylics, and acrylics are synthetically produced. Thus a better quality of acrylic and low quality of oil paint would be very similar.

Space It Takes –

Oil paints take more space of your art studio as compared to the acrylic paints as oil paints require more paraphernalia like the thinner, cloth, palette, and more brush count than acrylic paints and not to forget the turpentine for cleaning the mess after work. For acrylic, you can use it on a paper too hence very fewer preparations. Before starting with the oil painting there would be quite a number of things to keep in mind.

How Does It Blend –

The oil paints blend
The oil paints blend (Image source – The Spruce / Marion Boddy-Evans)

The oil paints blend more nicely as the lines between the two colors are mixed smoothly as first because it takes time for it to dry and secondly oil makes the blending more smooth. The acrylic which dries too quickly makes the lines more clear and does not blend in.

The Time Effect On The Paintings –

The acrylic paints do not change its impression in the long run, however the color changes when it dries out. On the other hand, the oil paints do not change color when it dries but they do turn a bit yellowish in the long run, which is 100-200 years.

To know how to clean your oil paintings watch the video.


If there is one-factor supporting oil paints then there is another factor supporting acrylic paints. Mastering a type of color is important, that’s what I said in the beginning. Asking which is better and looking for one right answer is absurd, hence making out a choice on your experiences and your working style is what it all takes to make a decision for yourself.

Set out on a journey of colors with us…share your experiences and choices!

Prayer – Art by Chaitanya Ingle
Prayer – Art by Chaitanya Ingle

The COVID-19 has been spread in almost every part of the world and affected it very badly. Not only it is affecting the economy but it also is affecting us mentally. No one can imagine how the world would react once we come out of this situation!

I am sure everyone has ideas about how they would be spending their corona holidays or quarantine period and keep themselves busy in life or in the old age. During this hard time amidst all the tension and anxiety, we have been given a blessing in disguise to utilize and enjoy our ‘me time’.

Always sunk in the noise of the city we always wished for some personal time to pamper ourselves to love a little stronger. Also watching patriotic movies always invoked patriotism within us, where we always wished if we could do anything for our country. So if both of these opportunities are plunged in our hands then why not make the most of it.

Here are some things we can do to spend our COVID19 coronavirus quarantine time and make use of this break to add to your personality and make your days great rather than long.

  • Why not Lose Some Weight During this Novel Coronavirus Lockdown –

Art by Mohmad Rijwan
Meditation – Art by Mohmad Rijwan

The benefits of some stretching are already known by us, and I don’t need to write it pointwise here, but obviously Despite knowing it how many of us do it daily. Kudos to those who do it. But waking up in the morning and doing some stretching exercises will open up our nerves and build up our immunity. This is the time to make your thoughts turn into actions. If you do not want to jump to high-intensity workouts straight away, then meditation and yoga are the best options, which will not just calm your mind during this quarantine but also improve your health.

  • Did You Check Your Closets and Bookshelves? –

Always felt lazy cleaning your stuff? And thought that you are wasting your precious time on it, not during this quarantine time though. Use your time to clean your wardrobes and arrange your bookshelves. It will cause a positive flow in your mind and if you think your mind was quite cluttered with thoughts, it will de-clutter your mind and invoke a sense of achievement at the end of the process.

  • Giving Re-Birth to Your Passion for Cooking this COVID-19 Quarantine –

Always waited for the time to bake your favorite cake or cook that pasta recipe you saw recently. Yes, no time could be better than this. Get the ingredients from your nearest store with mouth covered with the mask, keeping a distance from people, and washing your hands and clothes when you return home. And enjoy your delicious food. You know a fun fact that we tend to enjoy the food cooked by us more than when it’s cooked by someone else.

  • Your Hobbies Don’t Grow with Time but with Practice –

Why not wet those paints again and color the sheets or just string the guitar and hum a song no matter how bad you sing, as ultimately you are quarantined. You can always say yes to dancing and Zumba, do whatever and wherever your heart lies, but don’t let the sand of time flow away with the whoosh of wind.

Our one of the artists Sanjeev Shashwati sets a perfect epitome of an artist where he utilizes his time to not just paint but also brings out his thoughts about the coronavirus pandemic and its adverse effects on the poor people.

Khamoshi (Silence)- Art by Sanjeev ShashwatiKhamoshi (Silence)- Art by Sanjeev Shashwati
Khamoshi (Silence)– Art by Sanjeev Shashwati

Not just that in this novel coronavirus lockdown, the famous Bollywood actor, Salman Khan has also come forward with his talent in art and made this beautiful charcoal sketch.

Painting by Film Actor Salman Khan during Coronavirus Lockdown
Painting by Film Actor Salman Khan during Coronavirus Lockdown (Photo Source India Today Web Desk)
  • No, I Haven’t Missed Out the Movies – 

Self-Quarantine – Art by Umesh Chandra Bharti
Self-Quarantine – Art by Umesh Chandra Bharti

Yes, this quarantine time you can watch those old retro movies you wanted to but chose your work to be on priority. And why not some horror or thriller movies to test your heart’s sensitivity. And comedy movies never go out of vogue right?

After the day being spent doing all the hard work and stuff, watch a movie after lunch so that you don’t waste time sleeping.

  • Did you Forget that Investing in Yourself is Important Too –

Do some online courses this time, learn a foreign language or learn some writing skills. You can learn any musical instrument or some classical music. And there is always some room for reading more about the old and famous artists, their style, or maybe any other fiction novels by well-known authors and utilize the best of this COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Write a Journal –

Write a journal about your day and how you imagine yourself in the future. Let the journal consist of everything that motivates you to be a better version of yourself. For the young artists out there, why not write out pointwise what you seek to accomplish and what you expect of yourself.

  • Last but not least –

Family time - Art by Dr Chaman Sharma
Family time – Art by Dr. Chaman Sharma

Spending time with your family is eternal bliss. Talk your heart out to them at this COVID19 lockdown time, have long conversations and understand them more during this time. No matter how long your relationship had been for, there is always a thing your family doesn’t sense about you, let them know about it.

Let this time be the best time for you to introspect yourself. Quarantining you and doing these things will only help your country to be safe.

Why are Oil Paintings Expensive
(Image source: Michael Harding)

A very common question that is asked from me is ‘Why are oil paintings or oil paints expensive?’ and a very short, simplified answer to that is, that it depends on the texture of oil paint that is used, and also that it also takes a long time to dry, and time is money! One extra point to support the costliness of oil paints is that they are the ancient type of colors, which adds to its quality.

Oil Paint - Winsor Newton
(Image source: Winsor Newton)

Does the type of oil paint used actually matters, as what is made on the canvas is more important rather than the brand of the colors?

Absurd to think that the so-called brand or in better lines the quality of the oil paint does not matter! It does matter as the life of the painting you are buying depends on the quality of the paint. The good quality of oil paint is more pigmented than the cheap one. The more pigmented the color is, the more vibrant your painting is, even if the colors of your painting just has black and white in it.

So from where does the Pigment comes from? If the amount of pigment is what increases the cost, then where does it come from is what matters here!

(Image source: Wikipedia)

The Blue or Ultramarine Blue Color-

They are made from the very precious, limited stone, lapis lazuli, which is found in Afghanistan. The blue color is very rarely found naturally on the earth.

yellow color Pigment
(Image source: Pinterest)

The Yellow Color –

Lemon Yellow Ochre is a natural earth pigment being used since the beginning of human civilization from ancient Egypt. Ochre, an earthen-clay, contains various levels of iron to create its yellow pigment. Ochre also commonly appears in oil paintings throughout history. It is a very non-toxic and lightfast pigment.

Also, some yellow colors are unique itself as it is made from the urine of those cows who eat only toxic mango leaves.


Tyrian Purple color
(Image source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Tyrian Purple –

This purple color is made from the glands of snails from the ocean. And surprisingly it takes 12000 snails to make just 2gm of the pigment. This is the purple Tyrian shell.

What is the Process of Production of Oil Paints?

Yes, the oil paint production right from its procurement to its final stage of packaging, mixing properly the color pigments to the oil with repetitive stir which is also very time consuming. The repetitive stir and mixing and churning ensure no lumps are left and the quality of the color is enhanced.

Oil paint production
(Image source – Old Holland)

Click here to see How Oil Paints are made => Video

So as you can understand the expensiveness of oil paints and its luxury, buy an oil painting for your home decor, office or gifting purposes to treat yourself with the lavish paintings from the hands of our Indian artists.

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What is an Abstract Art Paintings?


Abstract as the name suggests means to withdraw something from something. So an abstract art does not endeavor to convey any particular visual, rather the brush strokes, shapes and colors expresses the artist’s thoughts. But the best part of such paintings are that we can perceive it the way our emotional wisdom accepts it. Offering absolutely no constraints to our heart and soul, abstract art forms and styles have been loved worldwide. The Abstract art forms are the centered of modern paintings.




Famous Abstract Paintings:

Wassily Kandinsky – Composition X, 1939

Wassily Kandinsky Painting

Wassily Kandinsky a Russian painter and art theorist is popularly known as the early champion of abstract painting. His power in the world of art was magnanimous that he had co- founded phalanx an art group and The New Group of Artists where he had got the opportunity to organize many art exhibitions as an artist. His one of the 600 paintings which he had made in his entire career was sold at an auction price of $41.6 million in 2017.

His most noteworthy artwork was debatably ‘Composition X’. Composition X being the last in his series of Composition, was sought to bring about an end terminate these series where he had deeply investigated in the purity of expression and form. He has used the black color carefully in his preparation up to this point and so it has been criticized that this work is both reminiscent of the cosmos as well as the gloom of forewarning his nearing death.

Piet Mondrian- Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1930

Piet Mondrian Painting

‘Composition II in Blue, Red, and Yellow’ marked subtle turning point for Piet Mondrian’s practice. He strived to achieve absolute abstraction and assumed that world-wide pureness could be conveyed through ‘Neo-Plasticism’, also known as the plastic arts. The balance he achieved in his works and writings on compositional harmony all with the goal of achieving a quietness in his works.

This famous abstract painting found itself as one of the iconic position in the latter half of the 20th century. The tiny yellow rectangles in the bottom of the painting, the big red squares, the blue meeting the red contrasting with the wide bold lines conveys that is more to what we understand with these simple colored shapes.

Joan Miro- Peinture (Etoile Bleue), 1927

Joan Miro Painting

‘Peinture (Etoile Bleue)’ was Joan Miro’s evolution between abstract and figurative art. He is popularly called as a surreal artist. ‘Peinture (Etoile Bleue)’ ran Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in London and realized £23.5 million, creating more than three times the value it accomplished five years ago. This painting is one of the most significant paintings in Miro’s career. He influenced painters like Mark Rothko and Yves Klein with his notable and consistent work with scorching blue.

Fun and Interesting Facts about Abstract Art not everyone knows:

  1. The modern art form, abstract paintings does not represent objects from our daily life they are philosophies or theories by artists.
  2. Abstract art form became a dominant art style in the United States after the World war-II
  3. Some abstract paintings expresses the actions of painter
  4. Abstract art was dominated by masculine
  5. The Abstract style is also called as ‘American type painting’

Why to Buy Original Abstract Paintings?

Art market is a specialist market with its own dynamics, just like equity share market. A lot of collectors invest in emerging artist’s works, if they sense a spur in them, they know that today they are selling a piece of an abstract painting for a few hundreds but the same artwork will add a few zeros when they own a big name in the Art industry. This is absolutely interesting in itself. There is no other article of trade in the world that grows this way including the real estate business.

Remember if you buy an original abstract painting, no matter if it is by a new or unknown artist, it is unique and you are the only owner of it in the world. Also a small factor is that every art is unique, and so you pay some premium for it.

  1. It is a real language, understood by very few. Artist or curators can easily tell the difference between a piece of original art and a painting by an amateur attempting to create an Abstract art.
  2. A real artwork will get a good price for its uniqueness, and for the unique persona of the artist, but it can get millions if the artist becomes famous.
  3. With the unique dynamics of its own it is a business for many. Just like a currency, art as an industry is binding and genuine world-wide.
  4. Understanding art and enjoying them are two different things, the shapes, gestures, forms and hues can trigger all sorts of human emotions, from comic to sex and from sensuality to sorrow.

So whether you are looking for original abstract paintings by new or experienced artists or by famous artists at best price, check them out on as it surely is going to amaze you to an extent of not being able to resist yourself to click on the buy button.

What is Original Artwork and 10 Reasons to buy it!

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture2.jpg Well if you ever wonder how to add colors to your life and to your walls of thoughts, then artworks and paintings would definitely be on your bucket list. When one feels happy and blessed looking at paintings add to their feelings of happiness and when one feels gloomy, a look at the paintings divert their minds to think over either the abstract paintings hung in front of them or maybe the reason behind the smile of a woman. Art is a feeling and knowing the reason to buy the original handmade paintings by artists you are definitely not going to stop yourself from buying one for you!

Beautiful and Original Art is the topmost thing people consider to decorate their dream house, their offices, and workplaces, as it not only adds positivity to your life but also to those who look at them.

What is the original art or original paintings?

Original art, original paintings or original fine art whatever be it, when it’s prefixed with original it means it the one and only made in this universe, and upon buying it you become its owner of which no one else has a copy! Unlike the prints or paintings produced on a mass by machines, the original handmade paintings take its own time, thoughts and uniqueness to make it complete.

Why buy original paintings?

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture2.jpg1. Expresses with expressions: –

Directly or Indirectly, surrounding yourself and filling up your empty spaces whether in life or on your walls tells a lot about our personality, feeling the way you are feeling right now and keeping the hope alive in your hearts comes with people or things around you. That’s why keeping and surrounding yourself with beautiful pieces of original artwork helps you regain the strength we need to keep living our lives with a smile.

2. Transports you to a Dream Land: –

Looking at the original paintings and the beliefs behind it helps us to contemplate our existence, it transports our soul in the outer most of the galaxies and universe, or maybe to the places left unexplored by the humans. The power of art is such that it may also teach us to think about others and be generous in all our acts, adding to our cultural and holistic knowledge.

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture3.jpg3. Helps you to associate your feelings to it: –

Original Paintings by have been made by the artists who carry the same baggage of feelings as the other people. However, they have the power to express it through their art. That’s why admiring the paintings by them helps us revisit our old beautiful moments and re-learning from the mistakes in our past. Its colors help us imagine more vividly and having an association with original art or painting helps us to develop a bond with it, yes, a bond with a painting!

4. A feeling of having unique: –

When we own a painting that’s been made just one it adds to our feeling of luxury and enriches our lives. A mere look at it makes us feel great. It has the power to make you understand the complexes of this world and comprehend the cultural values existing.

5. Never makes you feel alone: –

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture4.jpg When you have an original painting and have associated your feelings to it, you seem to reconnect with all the good and bad memories of your beautiful life. Your thought processes change when you consider your life as a blessing and having art as your friend with whom you go back to your life and giggle about it and plan about your future. When you are alone and having a sought of conversation with your piece of original art, are you even alone? It thus adds a new member to your family.

6. It acts as an investment: –

An original piece of art never depreciates, no matter if the canvas is 100 years old. By buying an artwork, not only have you supported the monetary strength of the arts communal, but also building a room for your own future treasure. While buying art solely for its market worth is not the best way to amass a collection of original paintings, but being in the know-how of how the artworks are valued in its career would remarkably put you in good stead.

7. The Pleasure of Gifting: – 

While the benefits of keeping an artwork are so wonderful to you, why not gift it to our near and dear ones and make them as happy as you are and shower luck on them! Hence gifting people something that not only has aesthetic values attached to it but is a complete package of emotional and physical well-being would only add to our social stature.

8. The joy of collecting: –

C:\Users\DELL\Desktop\Picture5.jpg Have you ever been in a situation where you have seen your collections grow and feel proud of it? Well, the collection of original artworks is something that speaks for itself. Each different piece has some other story to unfold. And in this enjoyable journey of collecting artworks, you meet the artists and get to hear their small pieces of life, you land up in galleries, searching original artworks online and studios.

9. Acts as a medical pill: –

Sometimes merely sitting in front of the artwork is the best thing you can do to have a sense of mental peace. To stimulate the strings of your brain we can look at the abstract paintings or the modern art and storm our heads to find answers to it the same way we do with our Sudoku puzzles. Thinking abstractly, conceptually or emotionally can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia, soothe our mind to give stress relief, help in having a good night’s sleep.

10. Boosts productivity: –

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Original Paintings for Sale

The whole thing of the optimistic benefits of living with artworks that have been charted overhead also applies to the corporate and office environments. Sensibly nominated original paintings and sculptures have the potential to benefit the staff and the visitors to our offices. A controlled assortment of pieces hung in a foyer or entry corridor can set the first impression of our offices, and help the clients to feel comfortable. Hung in-office board rooms and the common office areas, original artworks can help staff to think resourcefully and inspires them to give their best leading to high productivity levels. Best galleries will often take part with the office managers or business owners in discussions to conclude what type of artworks would best suit the stature and goals of their company.

And after having digested the best reasons to keep an original artwork with you, we are sure you must be confused as to where to pick one for yourselves.

We have many original paintings for sale online as well as offline. Now we are offering special discounts on Oil Paintings, Acrylic Paintings and Water Color Paintings. Also the offer for discounts are available on Contemporary art and Abstract arts for sale. So without any further ado, write us on, or click on the link to buy the original handmade artworks from India available at the best affordable price. >>

Painting – Oil on Canvas by Leeladhar Kushwah

Gautama Buddha Life Story: Renunciation and Enlightenment

Gautama Buddha, the founder of the Buddha religion, being born as a prince, away from all the sadness and suffering in the world. He was born around 566 B.C. and was the Son of King Suddhodana and Queen Mahamaya, he was the prince of Kapilawaththu. Soon when Buddha was born, the wise men declared that he would become a Great Saint-Buddha. But the king heard this proclamation; he was deeply disturbed, for he wished his son to become a mighty ruler.

The above painting is called Madhubani painting also known as Mithila art, finding its origin from Bihar. Though this form of art is popularly called Madhubani painting, since its roots in Mithila, it is also known as the Mithila painting. This Original Madhubani Painting is made on a handmade paper and Gober (cow’s dung) has been used as a base.
Madhubani Painting depicting Doli tradition in marriage

In this painting, the bride can be seen leaving for her Sasural (new home) after the marriage. We are already familiar with the brides being used to carry in a car from her home to her Sasural. But remarkably even today at some places in Bihar brides are carried on a Doli being lift by few men, lifting the Palaki on their shoulders, followed by the Dulha (bridegroom) and relatives.

Vidaai (farewell) is the most emotional segment where the bride’s family has to perform the toughest ritual of sending their daughters away from them. The artist, Srimati Kiran Devi, who had made several Original Madhubani Paintings, recently died due to some disease. She was a very fine and experienced artist whose artworks are available at IndiGalleria for sale.

Mithila art is one of the oldest traditional form of folk arts in India. This painting was first drawn on a wall during the marriage of Lord Shri Ram and Goddess Sita in Mithila. King Janaka, the king of Mithila, asked an artist to capture his daughter Sita’s wedding to Prince Rama.

Such paintings are created by women generally on walls and floors of homes during festivals, ceremonies or special occasions. But nowadays, such paintings are made on surfaces like apparel, paper, floors, walls, etc.

It’s quite astonishing that the Mithila Art was discovered by a British officer in 1934 when a massive earthquake hit Bihar. The British colonial officer ventured upon these paintings in the interior walls of a home while inspecting the loss caused by the earthquake.

Interestingly, Mithila or Madhubani are done using fingers and twigs as well as matchsticks and pen nibs in the modern-day. These paintings are also made with bright colors with an outline made from rice paste as its framework. But these paintings are outlined first and then color is filled inside. They are also made using a paste of cow dung and mud to give a better texture to the walls. There are not left blank at any space, and if any, it’s filled with geometrical and floral patterns. Since these paintings have quite an ancient backing, that’s why they are generally made with natural colors. Charcoal and soot for black, turmeric for yellow, indigo for blue and sandalwood for red. This ancient art form has been known to depict scenes of wedding rituals, religious rituals and different cultural events such as festivals, from mythology like Ramayana.

Madhubani Railway Station
Madhubani Railway Station (Reservation Centre)
Madhubani Railway Station (Reservation Centre) (Photo Source – DRM Samastipur/ Twitter)

Madhubani paintings, recently, were painted by the local skilled artists at Madhubani Railway Station in the Mithila district, Bihar. This was considered as the largest ‘portrayal’ of the Original Madhubani Painting in this world which can possibly break any previous Guinness World Record.

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