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Essentialism through realism in conversation with Shobha Broota
Indira Lakshmi Prasad

“Much is achieved when I live in silence. My work is a journey in search of my own self. It is the experience of space, color, expanse and movement, through which I travel into this mystical world. My work is geared towards a silent inner communication.” – Shobha Broota

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friday gurgaon

Friday Gurgaon

Tantric Art~Darshan
Srimati Lal

TANTRA is a spiritual movement that arose in medieval India, and developed into a fully-articulated aesthetic, mystical and philosophical tradition by the Gupta Period. As one of India’s greatest schools of thought, aiming to bring about freedom from ignorance and rebirth, Tantra also evolved into one of the world’s first-ever genres of Abstract Art.

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the tribune on shobha broota

The Tribune: Life+Style

Of focus and minimalism 
According to eminent artist Shobha Broota, in Chandigarh at the invitation of Artscapes, the journey of art opens many doors and each artist takes a different direction guided by his or her sensibilities and sensitivity
Nonika Singh

Gentle and genteel, like the art works she creates, there is meditative quality about her being. One of India's significant artists, Shobha Broota's persona... 

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deccan herald on shobha broota

Deccan Herald

Silent monologues

My work is a journey in search of my own self," says senior artist Shobha Broota. "It is the experience of space, colour, expanse and movement through which I travel into this mystical world. It is geared towards a silent inner communication."

With her insatiable work ethic, the 74-year-old Delhi-based painter shows no sign of slowing down. "Rain or shine, I am at work every day - either painting in my studio or helping my students...

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the hindu on shobha broota

The Hindu

The central point
SHAILAJA TRIPATHI

Shobha Broota delineates the artistic journey that brought her from realism to abstraction.

Rhythm, movement, repetition and concentration…they all take place simultaneously in Shobha Broota’s canvases. Shobha loved geometry in school for its inherent discipline and visual appeal, but this fondness didn’t lead her here.  The veteran artist pursued realism for many years, and a few samples from that period, a self-portrait, and a sketch are there ... 

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indian express on shobha broota

Indian Express

Different Mediums
Vandana Kalra

Shoba Broota's solo exhibition after six years brings with it work of five decades. We meet the artist, mother and teacher.

Shobha Broota, at 70, is vivacious. An oil of her younger self from the 1960s, the earliest work at her solo "Vesture of Being", is one of the many on display at the India International Center in Delhi. With work spanning five decades, this exhibition, after six years, gives a glimpse into Broota's art — from knitted patterns pasted on canvas to her affair with the tantric dot.

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art journal on shobha broota

Art Journal

The central point
SHAILAJA TRIPATHI

Shobha Broota delineates the artistic journey that brought her from realism to abstraction.

Rhythm, movement, repetition and concentration…they all take place simultaneously in Shobha Broota’s canvases. Shobha loved geometry in school for its inherent discipline and visual appeal, but this fondness didn’t lead her here.  The veteran artist pursued realism for many years, and a few samples from that period, a self-portrait, and a sketch are there ... 

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critical collective on shobha broota

Critical Collective

DIFFERENT STROKES FROM NOTHINGNESS INTO NOTHINGNESS
Most of the works by Shobha Broota strive for peace to strike a chord of existence that is tangible in essence

Strolling into a gallery with retrospective masterpieces on view brings certain energies and the knowledge of a journey through time, maturing each year, progressing and growing, paving a way towards timelessness. Curated by Keshav Malik titled ‘Vesture of Being’, a solo show by Shobha Broota on view at the India International Center, tracing her rise as an artist over five decades ...

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art journal on shobha broota

Third Text

Colour and Expanded Rhyme
Some Reflections on 'Reversed Curses'
Justin Coombes

Prosodic thinking is not simply a counterpoint to, or escape from, that more familiar ‘reasoned’ thinking whose form is essentially semantic. It is not as if some ‘rational’ mode of existence (how much you ate and earned; how many days you lived) is glossed with musicality, but rather that the two must be properly imbricated, woven into each other, in order for one to live a full life. See Shobha Broota’s painting The Rhythm ...

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