In 1947, India became independent of British rule. A group of six artists - K. H. Ara , S. K. Bakre , H. A. Gade , . Husain , . Raza and Francis Newton Souza - founded the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group in the year 1952, to establish new ways of expressing India in the post-colonial era. Though the group was dissolved in 1956, it was profoundly influential in changing the idiom of Indian art. Almost all India's major artists in the 1950s were associated with the group. Some of those who are well-known today are Bal Chabda, Manishi Dey , V. S. Gaitonde, Krishen Khanna , Ram Kumar , Tyeb Mehta , K. G. Subramanyan , A. Ramachandran , Devender Singh , Akbar Padamsee, John Wilkins , Himmat Shah and Manjit Bawa .  Present-day Indian art is varied as it had been never before. Among the best-known artists of the newer generation include Bose Krishnamachari and Bikash Bhattacharya . Another prominent Pakistani modernist was Ismail Gulgee , who after about 1960 adopted an abstract idiom that combines aspects of Islamic calligraphy with an abstract expressionist (or gestural abstractionist ) sensibility.
The Digital Michelangelo Project
Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Washington are attempting to advance the technology of 3D scanning and place this technology in the service of the humanities by creating a long-term digital archive of some important cultural artifacts. The project focuses on some of Michelangelo’s sculptures, including the famous David statue. Check out two photographic essays about a physical replica of the David and download ScanView, a program that lets you “fly around” models of Michelangelo’s statues.