ISBN 9780195653281,The Making Of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives

The Making Of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives



Oxford University Press India

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780195653281

ISBN-10 0195653289


Number of Pages 339 Pages
Language (English)


Around the time of Independence emerged a group of artists who were to lead the way for Indian art in the decades to come. This group, comprising artists such as M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, and K.H. Ara have given Indian art a new direction, infusing it with their distinctive styles and initiating the modernist movement in India. This pioneering book is an authentic portrayal of the formative years of modern Indian art, when its parameters were being established. Between its hesitant beginnings in British established art schools, and the inspired individualism of many present day artists, lies the story of the Progressive Artists Group. These young painter,s who rebelled both against the Bengal school, as well as the 'naturalism' Salient Features Aesthetically designed layout Presents a detailed account of the emergence of what is today known as modern Indian art. Includes 180 full colour plates and numerous black and white pictures Highlights the lives and words of artists such as M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, K.H. Ara, S.K. Bakre, and F.N. Souza A collector's item