Cholamandal Artists established in 1966, is the largest artists' commune in India. Its artists are credited for the Madras Movement of Art 1950s–1980s, which added modernism to artwork in South India. Their work is widely recognized as some of the nice art produced in postwar India and is shown frequently in galleries throughout the united states of america. Several Cholamandal artists have additionally shown in Europe, the US and South America. The network become based by using K. C. S. Paniker, the major of the Madras School of Arts, alongside along with his students and a few artists related to the university.
It used the ‘artwork-meets-craft' method wherein artists made handicrafts for a residing as they pursued their artwork. By the Nineteen Seventies, the village have become self-sufficient and grew into one of the most vital assembly locations for international artists in India. Today, it is one of the few artist-pushed moves in India. Four decades on, it's far one of the few artists' colonies within the global to survive effectively and its foundation remains one of the "10 biggest art moments" in India.