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The amazing vitality of contemporary art in India today grows out of a fusion of past and present experiences. It is that exciting moment of discovery which gives birth to an original work of art. Five well-known artists, Meera Mukherjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Manjit Bawa, Ganesh Pyne and Arpita Singh, have each evolved a personal style which is uniquely their own; which yet shares in a common Indian sensibility. Based on interviews with them over ten years and drawing from many sources, this book is an inquiry into the creative process in the visual arts.
About the Author
Geeti Sen is a cultural historian, writer, and visiting lecturer at several institutes in India and abroad. She took her master's and doctoral degrees at the Universities of Chicago and Calcutta, began her career in India as the Assistant Editor of Marg, Mumbai, and was appointed art critic for the Times of India, Mumbai and India Today, Delhi. In 1982 she joined the India International Centre as the Editor, resuming this appointment in 1990.
Table of Contents
Image: An Introduction
He Who Saw: Meera Mukherje
Reminiscences of A Dream: Jogen Chowdhury
The Purple Piper: Manjit Bawa
Woman In Red: Arpita Singh
Encounter In The Twilight Zone: Ganesh Pyne
Imagination: In Retrospect