Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1922-1947

Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1922-1947

by Partha Mitter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861893185
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,217,040
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Partha Mitter is professor emeritus of art history at the University of Sussex and is also the author of several books, including Art and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1850–1922 and Indian Art.

Table of Contents


Prologue
 
One
The Formalist Prelude
 
Two
The Indian Discourse of Primitivism
   I  Two Pioneering Women Artists
  II  Rabindranath Tagore's Vision of Art and the Community
 III  Jamini Roy and Art for the Community
 
Three
Naturalists in the Age of Modernism
   I  The Regional Expressions of Academic Naturalism
  II  From Orientalism to a New Naturalism: K. Venkatappa and Deviprosad Roy Chowdhury
 
Four
Contested Nationalism: The New Delhi and India House Murals
 
Epilogue
 
References
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index

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