18 Dec 2013

Top 10 Posts of 2013: Time to Wrap Up and More

It is mid-December already and it is time to look back at the year gone by and take stock of things - most of which were good!  Indian Art blog saw some major changes this year, some of which were cosmetic (design and layout), some linked to SE optimization, social media presence, content organization and opting for advertisers.  Fortunately, most of these changes have worked out well, although SEO is going to require a lot more effort since the recent updates from Google have had an impact which I’m yet to sort out!
Image-Indian art-Nalini Malaviya
2013: Top Posts on Indian Art blog

Click on the image to zoom
I have made a list of some of this year’s popular posts which were featured on this blog – these are based on the number of pages views, your comments and the number of shares.

  1. Calling All Artists!: The newly established KalaRasa Art House invites artists.
  2. Book Review: Between the Lines: Identity, Place.... The publication with Waswo X. Waswo‘s collection of Indian printmaking.
  3. 26 Best Books: The A to Z Must Read Book List: An A to Z list of books which includes my favourite books from over the years.    
  4. Jangarh Singh Shyam’s Legacy – Gond Art... A tribal art demonstration of Gond art.
  5. 10 Tips for Buying Art: One of the first things to do before buying art is to empower yourself
  6. The Bionic Man - Sensing The Extraordinary: The scope of cybernetics in medicine has tremendous possibilities. Find out how art fits in!
  7. Art Collection at Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore: Must see at Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Mysore.
  8. Guest Post: Photohappiness : Photography and its meaning in the midst of a million clicks.
  9. Guide: Exhibiting Your Artworks: A mini guide to help you prepare to exhibit your artworks.
  10. Artfelt Musings : I started this blog Indian Art in 2006 in an effort to reach out to more people. 
Do let me know if you enjoy going through these.  There are a few more changes in the offing, but I’m going to talk about them only next year… well, that’s just a few days away! 
Let me know if there are any specific topics that you would like to be covered.  I still have to post a few articles which I had promised earlier, I hope to get down to it soon.  

I would also like to thank our sponsors and advertisers and look forward to their support in the coming years as well. Congratulations to Shibu Arakkal for winning the 1st prize (Gold) in Digital Art at the Florence Biennale 2013, which concluded recently in Florence, Italy. We are privileged to have the first guest post 'Photohappiness by him.

One of my friends, artist Ravikumar Kashi is having a solo show of photographs titled 'Remembered Abstraction' at Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore in collaboration with Art Intaglio, Mumbai. The photographs in the present show have been shot during his travels around the world and are on view till 24th Dec, 2013. I saw the show and loved it, so do check it out and let me know what you think. Also, get in touch with me if you have a knack for writing and have an arts background, and if you would like to review art exhibitions or conduct artist interviews in your city.  Watch out for the submission guidelines which I will be putting up shortly.

Ravikumar Kashi : photograph 'Remembered Abstraction'

On that note, I wish you a fabulous New Year and hope to hear from you too!  Keep your comments, feedback and encouragement coming, I do appreciate it.  And, if you enjoy reading my blog I hope you will bookmark it, link to it and share it with your friends.

No comments: