ISBN 9788129111067,Eminent Indians : Ten Great Artists

Eminent Indians : Ten Great Artists


Ahuja M L


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788129111067

ISBN-10 8129111063


Number of Pages 1246 Pages
Language (English)


The frescoes of Ajanta and Ellora, the Hindu temples, and Buddhist and Mughal architecture point to a legacy of excellence in Indian art. The combination of traditional architecture and applied sculpture appealed immensely to the flowering genius of the Indian artists. Eminent Indians: Ten Great Artists brings to focus the contributions of ten distinguished artists known for bringing new dimensions to Indian art, while the preface provides an overview of the development of art in India. They include Nandlal Bose, an indefatigable artists in his search for form; Amrita Shergil, whose greatest pictures portrayed the stark and monumental anguish of Indian life; Abanindranath Tagore , known for breaking the western mould to restore to Indian art its great tradition; K.C. Aryan, who broke new ground by using metal scraps for shaping two dimensional constructions; Satish Gujral, who is a painter, muralist, sculptor, and architect; Jamini Roy,who endowed his art with an unusual combination of the human and the divine; Goverdhan Lal Joshi, a pioneer of the Renaissance school in Rajasthan; M.F. Husain, the harbinger of a new mood in Indian art; Ganesh Pyne, known for images or archetypes analogous to instincts; and K. Sreeninasulu, who has an absorbing interest in the Andhra landscape, and whose work is symbolic of a new understanding of the nature of man. About the Author M.L. Ahuja has over thirty books to his credit. He is the recipient of Janseva Sadbhavana Award (2006), Bharat Gaurav Award (2007) and Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman (2009). He was the area representative of International Association of Orientalist Librarians for three years and is now executive secretary of Afro-Asian Book Council. He is associated with book publishing as well as marketing of books and journals in India since 1959. He has travelled extensively both within and outside India and has presented a number of papers at several national and international seminars. He has also contributed a number of articles to journals and books.