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The Purushottam Public Trust Events and Publications

Events and Publications
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At Purushottam Public Trust, we strongly believe that the accessibility of art is a gauge of freedom in a society. The Trust therefore seeks to encourage artistic exploration and endeavour through its primary initiatives. To this effect, we undertake and organize activities that help inform, educate, inspire both young artists and the public at large.

Working to support and promote high quality education and endeavors in the field of printmaking, the Trust has an annual calendar of events guided by our aims and objectives as an organization. With Purushottam Public Trust itself being seeded in an event, our emphasis remains on offering platforms and opportunities to artists, as well as creating mutually nurturing interfaces between artists and the public, through our events. These also offer a chance at pushing the boundaries of artistic endeavour through high quality

education of artists in technical and nontechnical aspects of the discipline of Print Making.

Bringing together a rich pool of knowledge, experience and insight, these events are curated in collaboration with eminent artists, like minded organizations and bodies, and prominent galleries and institutions. Our events largely take form as exhibitions and shows, lectures, seminars and workshops, including exhibitions and shows for promising students and young artists, such as under the aegis of the Purushottam Annual Merit Award. Through these we hope to contribute to the discipline of Printmaking and the opportunities at hand.

If you would like to contribute or collaborate with us in our efforts, kindly contact us directly to discuss the possibilities further. 

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NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, Delhi

The Purushottam Public Trust participated in the India Art Fair 2023, which was held at the NSIC Grounds in Okhla, New Delhi from 09 to 12 February 2023.


The Trust showcased Intaglios. Intaglio prints are made by incising, scoring, or etching an image on a metal plate; rubbing printing ink into these incisions; and wiping off excess ink from the plate’s surface. The print is pulled by running the inked plate through a press under a great deal of pressure so that the image gets transferred onto a paper. Intaglio encompasses several different techniques: drypoint, etching, aquatint, mezzotint or engraving, each technique has its unique character and gives distinctive result

The Intaglio technique probably evolved from the craft of metal smiths around early 16th century. Its invention cannot be attributed to any one artist or craftsman as it probably developed in several places in approximately the same time in various forms. However, the mastery of this technique is evident in the works of the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. Since then there have been many artists through the ages who mastered the technique and made distinctive works.


Rising to popularity in the mid 20th century in India, artists from varied backgrounds have indulged and experimented with this fascinating and sensitive art form. The unique techniques and variations that evolve make the process and the artwork vivid and impacting.Intaglio demands dedicated practice and involvement. Its many nuances can fascinate printmakers

to devote months and years to mastering it to express themselves. This technique cannot be rushed; and for printmakers it’s this aspect that continues to intrigue them.

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