Prinseps


Spring 2019: K.H. Ara Still life

Born in 1914, K. H. Ara, a founder member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, evolved his trademark style, through nudes and still-life paintings. He was a modernist for whom the form and language of art preceded all other social and political motivations. This evolved a certain eclecticism which led him in an exploration of his own style.

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Spring 2019: Jamini Roy's Alpana

Jamini Roy, who was inspired by folk traditions created an Alpana or a floral motif that was considered to be sacred painting in bengal because it was done on special occasions . The alpana which is usually done with hands and a rice paint on the floor was done with tempera on cloth instead. Roy used abstraction, rejected the typical western style of painting with folk line and colour. He invented his own style which was inspired by primitivism and with stronger colours, simplification and pattern.

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Spring 2019: Raghu Rai Photographs

Raghu Rai started taking photographs when he was 23 years old. In 1966, he joined the staff at The Statesman in Delhi. Henri Cartier-Bresson nominated Rai to join Magnum Photos in 1977 after seeing his work in an exhibition in Paris. From 1982 until 1992, Rai was the director of photography for India Today. There, he worked on special issues and designs, contributing trailblazing picture essays on social, political and cultural themes, many of which became the talking point of the magazine.

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Francis Newton Souza's Goan Village

Born in 1924, Souza is best known for being one of the founding members of the Progressive Artists Group. Francis Newton Souza’s ‘Goan Village’  is an early masterpiece of the Goa born artist.

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Ram Kumar: Mazes of the Mind

Ram Kumar was an essential part of the first generation of postcolonial Indian artists.  He was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in 1924 and was a member of the Bombay Progressive Artists Group along with other popular artists like Husain, Raza and Sadanand Bakre.

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Steinway: Concert Grand Model D

Steinway & Sons, was established in 1853 in Manhattan by a German piano builder named Heinrich Engelhard. Steinway has since become well known for producing and inventing new techniques ever since they started the business. Today, they are arguably one of the best piano manufacturers in the world.

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Spring 2019: K.H. Ara Still life

Born in 1914, K. H. Ara, a founder member of the Progressive Artists’ Group, evolved his trademark style, through nudes and still-life paintings. He was a modernist for whom the form and language of art preceded all other social and political motivations. This evolved a certain eclecticism which led him in an exploration of his own style.

Read More

Spring 2019: Jamini Roy's Alpana

Jamini Roy, who was inspired by folk traditions created an Alpana or a floral motif that was considered to be sacred painting in bengal because it was done on special occasions . The alpana which is usually done with hands and a rice paint on the floor was done with tempera on cloth instead. Roy used abstraction, rejected the typical western style of painting with folk line and colour. He invented his own style which was inspired by primitivism and with stronger colours, simplification and pattern.

Read More

Spring 2019: Raghu Rai Photographs

Raghu Rai started taking photographs when he was 23 years old. In 1966, he joined the staff at The Statesman in Delhi. Henri Cartier-Bresson nominated Rai to join Magnum Photos in 1977 after seeing his work in an exhibition in Paris. From 1982 until 1992, Rai was the director of photography for India Today. There, he worked on special issues and designs, contributing trailblazing picture essays on social, political and cultural themes, many of which became the talking point of the magazine.

Read More

Francis Newton Souza's Goan Village

Born in 1924, Souza is best known for being one of the founding members of the Progressive Artists Group. Francis Newton Souza’s ‘Goan Village’  is an early masterpiece of the Goa born artist.

Read More

Ram Kumar: Mazes of the Mind

Ram Kumar was an essential part of the first generation of postcolonial Indian artists.  He was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in 1924 and was a member of the Bombay Progressive Artists Group along with other popular artists like Husain, Raza and Sadanand Bakre.

Read More

Steinway: Concert Grand Model D

Steinway & Sons, was established in 1853 in Manhattan by a German piano builder named Heinrich Engelhard. Steinway has since become well known for producing and inventing new techniques ever since they started the business. Today, they are arguably one of the best piano manufacturers in the world.

Read More