Across
1-A creation by celebrated artist, Amrita Sher-Gil, where she gave a glance of an 18 year old self. The painting was one of the works by the artist that were presented at worldwide auction (12)
6-One of the most famous and iconic paintings of Abanindranath Tagore where he has shown a saffron clad woman, like a sadhvi, holding a book, some paddy, a piece of white cloth and a garland in her four hands, a work of 1905 inspired many nationalists in Bengal and other parts of India. It soon became the symbol of Swadesi (10)
7-Translated as the dot, a work by Syed Haider Raza, became a source of inspiration for his works. It gave him the significant panache and became the focal point of verve in all his creations. To him, it was the source of energy and life, the beginning of life and attainment of infinity (5)
8-One of the most iconic paintings by Maqbool Fida Hussain that procured over one crore Indian rupees at an auction in 2008. Sketched in gallant contour, the masterpiece reflects the painter’s captivation for the depicted animal as it symbolizes power and energy (6)
Down
1-An epic painting by Raja Ravi Verma, the greatest and most famous painter of India. The masterpiece depicts an important character of the famous play by Kalidasa, where she pretends to remove a thorn from her foot while in fact trying to find her lover. The painting is a representation of vivacious love (10)
2-Also known as ‘Spring in Kullu’, the painting by famous Russian artist Nichohal Roerich, is considered a national art treasure by Archaeological Survey of India. The painting is a remarkable manifestation of divinity and mysticism that the painter might have experienced. It shows Kanha sitting under a tree and playing a flute with the splendid contextual snow-covered mountains (7)
3-The painting by Jamini Roy inspired by the Bengal folk art displays the essence of India. Three holy women with characteristic eyes and poise are painted in vibrant colours to catch everyone’s attention (13)
4-A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by legendary artist Nandalal Bose which was created in 1930. Titled ‘Dandi March’, it strongly exhibits the inspirational influence that Gandhiji had on him and the entire nation. It is one of the most iconic artistic depictions of the idol of non-violence (6)

5. – A fine contemporary work by Tyeb Mehta became the first Indian painting to crossover the million dollar mark. It is a simplified illustration of the annihilation of the demon by the same name by the Goddess Durga (11)

Answers:
Across
1 – SELF PORTRAIT
6 – BHARAT MATA
7 – BINDU
8 – HORSES
Down
1 – SHAKUNTALA
2 – KRISHNA
3 – THREE PUJARINS
4 – BAPUJI
5 – MAHISHASURA

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