Author: Aditi DePublisher: RupaYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 318ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171677487
Culled from the author’s 25 years as a cultural journalist, these voices-from painting, sculpture, design, photography and cartooning-seek to demystify the creative persona by emphasizing the human dimension. These free-ranging interviews, each a vignette of is time, capture the diversity of the Indian visual context without representing any particular movement or school of thought.Between these covers, art comes to life in vivid shades through its articulate creators. Meet R K Laxman as a painter of crows. Discover M F Husain in focus as a photographer. Share K K Hebbar’s outspoken views in his last interview. Steep yourself in the lyricism of Nilima Sheikh’s paintings. And debate feminist viewpoints with Rekha Rodwittiya. Through these interviews and many more that have weathered the test of time, you’ll find yourself in the thick of the pulsing Indian art scene today.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSTALKING HEADS: A Foreword by Sadanand MenonFACE-TO-FACE: A Author’s NoteTHE CREATIVE CANVASK K HEBBAR: Questions From a QuestAKBAR PADAMSEE: The Mind is the ManJ SULTAN ALI: Energy as ExpressionMANJIT BAWA: Art as an AttitudeJATIN DAS: Fanning the Fires WithinTHE EASEL OF THE EYEM F HUSAIN: The Camera his BrushMASTER STROKES FROM MADRASACHUTHAN KUDALLUR: The Ache of AbstractionVISWANADHAN V: Traversing the territory of IdeasK V HARIDASAN: The Tantric CircleM REDDEPPA NAIDU: The Magic of the MahabharataSHADES OF SATIRER K LAXMAN: He Said It!GENDER AS GENRENILIMA SHEIKH: Between the Lines of LineagesREKHA RODWITTIYA: Tapestries of the MindARNAWAZ: The Importance of Being IndividualTHE POLITICS OF ARTALTAF AND NAVJOT: Learning Left, Painting RightA BRUSH WITH BANGALOREBALAN NAMBIAR: The Cactus in its ClimeS G VASUDEV: A Celebration of LifesYUSUF AKAKKAL: Life on the Streets, and in High PlacesTHE FINE ART OF DESIGNDASHRATH PATEL: Of Crumpled Messages