Amrita Sher-Gil: Art and Life: A Reader

Amrita Sher-Gil: Art and Life: A Reader

by Yashodhara Dalmia (Editor)

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Overview

Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941), one of India's most eminent painters, died at the age of 28 but left behind a rich legacy. Commemorating her birth centenary, this collection of essays maps her creativity and life - ranging from the early writings by past masters to modern and contemporary critiques. Along with contributions by Karl Khandalavala, Charles Fabri, and Giles Tillotson among others, the book includes two essays by Amrita herself that recount her journey and her work, and a novella by Charles Fabri, set in Lahore, which is a fictionalized account of a struggling artist, based on Amrita's life.

Edited and with an introduction by Yashodhara Dalmia, with more than 70 rare black and white and colour visuals, this volume explores the genius of an influential avant-garde artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198098867
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Yashodhara Dalmia, Well-known Art Historian and independent curator,

Yashodhara Dalmia is a well-known art historian and independent curator.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Yashodhara Dalmia
Process of Art
Evolution of My Art, Amrita Sher-Gil
Notes towards a Biography of Amrita Sher-Gil, Charles Fabri
Amrita Sher-Gil: An Artistic Evaluation, Karl Khandalavala
Amrita Sher-Gil: A Genuine Artist: Striving for Excellence, Esther Rahim
Amrita Sher-Gil and the East-West Dilemma, K.G. Subramanyan
The Doomed Romantic, Nissim Ezekiel
Transformation of the Pre-modern to the Modern in Early Twentieth-Century Indian Art, Yashodhara Dalmia
Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941): The Indian Painter and Her French and Hungarian Connections, Katalin Keseru
A Painter of Concern: Critical Writings on Amrita Sher-Gil, G.H.R. Tillotson
Amrita Sher-Gil: Painter Par Excellence The Unfolding of Art, N. Iqbal Singh
Mythic Encounters
Charles Fabri: An Iconoclastic Vision, Yashodhara Dalmia
Indian Flamingo: A Novel of Modern India, Charles Fabri
Bibliography
Index
Copyrights and Credits
Acknowledgements
About the Editor and Contributors

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