Author: Yashodrara Dalmia
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195653289
A Collector's item, this Coffee Table art book in an aesthetically designed layout in a large format with 180 full color plates and numerous black and white pictures captures the origins of the modern art movement in India.
This is the story of the Progressive Artists Group, a group of young painters and sculptors who emerged around the time of independence, initiating the modernist movement in India. Artists such as Husain, Raza, Souza, Ara, and Bakre rebelled against the established schools of art, and infused Indian art with their distinctive styles.
As they struggled to survive in the dramatic developments of the contemporary art scene, their interactions with war TmigrTs such as Langhammer, Von Leyden, and Schlesinger, as well as younger artists like Krishen Khanna, Ram Kumar, Tyeb Mehta, and Akbar Padamsee, contributed to their evolution and success.
Carefully researched and richly illustrated, this pioneering book presents a detailed account of the mergence of what is today known as modern Indian art, and how both art and internationalism acquire significance in India.