Oxford University Press India
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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'
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