Results for "bhanu athaiya"

GANDHI

Lot# 1 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

GANDHI (1938-39)
Estimate  30,000 - ₹ 50,000
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LADY IN REPOSE

Lot# 28 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

LADY IN REPOSE (1951)
Estimate  50,00,000 - ₹ 70,00,000
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UNITITLED (Temple Sketches)

Lot# 6 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNITITLED (Temple Sketches)
Estimate  2,00,000 - ₹ 3,00,000
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UNTITLED (Nude study with legs crossed)

Lot# 20 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNTITLED (Nude study with legs crossed) (1949)
Estimate  1,00,000 - ₹ 2,00,000
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EVES WEEKLY  SPREAD PAGES

Lot# 30 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

EVES WEEKLY SPREAD PAGES
Estimate  30,000 - ₹ 50,000
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SHANTABAI (Annasaheb's Wife)

Lot# 3 || Annasaheb Rajopadhye (1885 - 1940)

SHANTABAI (Annasaheb's Wife) (Circa 1930)
Estimate  50,000 - ₹ 1,00,000
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Kolhapur

Lot# 5 || Various

Kolhapur (1930-1950)
Estimate  20,000 - ₹ 30,000
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UNTITLED (Grapes)

Lot# 3 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNTITLED (Grapes) (1943-44)
Estimate  50,000 - ₹ 1,00,000
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UNITITLED (Temple Sketches)

Lot# 8 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNITITLED (Temple Sketches)
Estimate  2,00,000 - ₹ 3,00,000
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UNITITLED (Studies)

Lot# 10 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNITITLED (Studies)
Estimate  2,00,000 - ₹ 3,00,000
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UNTITLED (Coming to Bombay/ Woman with deers)

Lot# 14 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNTITLED (Coming to Bombay/ Woman with deers) (circa 1948)
Estimate  1,00,000 - ₹ 2,00,000
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UNTITLED (Nude Study of woman sitting with White Accents)

Lot# 18 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 2020)

UNTITLED (Nude Study of woman sitting with White Accents) (1949)
Estimate  1,00,000 - ₹ 2,00,000
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UNTITLED (Village women)

Lot# 22 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNTITLED (Village women) (1950)
Estimate  3,00,000 - ₹ 5,00,000
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UNTITLED (Portrait of a woman)

Lot# 15 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNTITLED (Portrait of a woman) (circa 1950)
Estimate  1,00,000 - ₹ 2,00,000
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UNTITLED (Nude study of woman sitting)

Lot# 17 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNTITLED (Nude study of woman sitting) (1949)
Estimate  1,00,000 - ₹ 2,00,000
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UNTITLED (Boys resting)

Lot# 24 || Bhanu Rajopadhyay Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNTITLED (Boys resting) (circa 1950)
Estimate  3,00,000 - ₹ 5,00,000
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RANG MAHOTSAV

Lot# 27 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

RANG MAHOTSAV (1950)
Estimate  5,00,000 - ₹ 7,00,000
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EVES WEEKLY COLLECTION 1

Lot# 31 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

EVES WEEKLY COLLECTION 1
Estimate  30,000 - ₹ 50,000
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EVES WEEKLY COLLECTION 2

Lot# 32 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

EVES WEEKLY COLLECTION 2
Estimate  30,000 - ₹ 50,000
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BAL GANDHARV ; OTHER PORTRAITS

Lot# 41 || Annasaheb Rajopadhye (-1938)

BAL GANDHARV ; OTHER PORTRAITS (circa 1930)
Estimate  30,000 - ₹ 50,000
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UNTITLED (Two girls climbing a tree)

Lot# 5 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNTITLED (Two girls climbing a tree) (1938-39)
Estimate  50,000 - ₹ 1,00,000
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UNITITLED (Temple Sketches)

Lot# 7 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNITITLED (Temple Sketches)
Estimate  2,00,000 - ₹ 3,00,000
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UNITITLED (Temple Sketches)

Lot# 9 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNITITLED (Temple Sketches)
Estimate  2,00,000 - ₹ 3,00,000
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UNTITLED (Portrait of a European woman)

Lot# 11 || Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (1929 - 2020)

UNTITLED (Portrait of a European woman) (circa 1943)
Estimate  2,00,000 - ₹ 3,00,000
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The Bhanu Athaiya Estate

India’s first Oscar winner, Bhanu Athaiya was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, in the year 1929. Bhanu came to Mumbai as a teenager to learn painting at the JJ School of Arts. She went on to become the only woman to be invited to and join the Progressive Artists’ Group and the first woman to win the prestigious Usha Deshmukh Gold Medal in 1951 for the artwork titled 'Lady In Repose'.

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The Bhanu Athaiya Estate

Art and Design in the Life of Bhanu Athaiya: Realizing a Dream By Gayatri Sinha

As a girl born into the priestly class of pandits from the royal house of Kolhapur in 1929, Bhanumati Rajopadhye may have appeared as an unlikely instigator of dramatic change in the sphere of mass aesthetics. But it is no exaggeration to say that she led the nation’s gaze in the appreciation of feminine beauty, mined the country’s craft and couture traditions, and created waves in the worlds of fashion and consumer desire. One of the questions around Bhanu Athaiya’s vast oeuvre is how do we address her art in the context of her work in cinema and vice-versa.

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Art and Design in the Life of Bhanu Athaiya: Realizing a Dream By Gayatri Sinha

Bharat through the lens of Bhanu Athaiya: A recap

'Bharat through the lens of Bhanu Athaiya' celebrates the doyenne of costume design Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya, and her exemplary vision of India. The exhibit delved into the essence of India embodied by Bhanu's iconic costume designs crafted for Indian cinema. A trailblazer in defining the aesthetics of a new India through her creations, Bhanu left an indelible mark on cinema. Her remarkable work graced films like Amrapali, Waqt, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Sangam, Gandhi, Lagaan, Swades, and more. An extension and continuation of the first Bhanu Athaiya exhibit shedding light on Bhanu's artistic and cinematic achievements in Delhi, the exhibit in Goa aimed to rediscover the roots of India through the eyes of a visionary costume designer Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya. 

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Bharat through the lens of Bhanu Athaiya: A recap

Bhanu Athaiya: A synopsis

Bhanu Athaiya's life story is a testament to the power of talent, determination, and passion. Born in Kolhapur, India, in 1929, Bhanu's artistic journey was shaped by her father Annasaheb Rajopadhye, an amateur artist who introduced her to the world of art. Kolhapur, a significant artistic center in the early 20th century, was a hotbed of creativity and social upheaval, with the local king actively promoting artisans. This environment exposed Bhanu to the likes of Abalal Rahiman, Dhurandhar, and Baburao Painter,  who were prominent figures in the artistic circle of Kolhapur. Of particular note, Baburao Painter was a multifaceted artist who made significant contributions to both painting and filmmaking in India.

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Bhanu Athaiya: A synopsis

Bhanu's Stunning Designs for the First Calico Fashion Show of 1958

Fashion is a vibrant and ever-evolving art form that reflects the spirit of an era. In the annals of Indian fashion history, one event stands out as a pivotal moment in time – the first Calico fashion show of 1958. In 1958, Bhanu Athaiya was invited by Ebrahim Alkazi to design the first traveling promotional fashion show in independent India for Calico Mills. This event took place at the "India '58" Trade Fair in New Delhi, making it a pivotal moment in Indian fashion history.

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Bhanu's Stunning Designs for the First Calico Fashion Show of 1958

The Legacy of Bhanu Athaiya Exhibit 2023

Following the opening of The Legacy of Bhanu Athaiya exhibit was an insightful discussion between stalwarts Ritu Kumar (Textile Historian and Fashion Designer) and Kiran Nadar (Founder and Chairperson KNMA). H.H. MAHARANI Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda inaugurated the event and fondly spoke of her learnings while documenting and intensively researching the legacy of India's most globally renowned costume designer Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya. Click here to watch the video. 

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The Legacy of Bhanu Athaiya Exhibit 2023

Bhanu Athaiya: Early days in Kolhapur

Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya (b. 1929) was born in her 300-year-old sprawling ancestral house in the heart of Kolhapur. Bhanu grew up surrounded by indigenous and western political, social and cultural influences. Her ability to translate all this information into the medium of cinema and art made her the first Indian ever to win an Oscar. Bhanu Athaiya is not only recognised as the revered doyenne of Indian costume designers; but also a remarkable modernist artist.

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Bhanu Athaiya: Early days in Kolhapur

Bhanu Athaiya: to win an Oscar

Bhanu Athaiya won India its first Oscar in 1983 for the film Gandhi in the Best Costume Design category.  As a child, Bhanu Athaiya was surrounded by the growing surge of Indian consciousness and the influence of Gandhi. People had taken to wearing khadi clothes and Gandhi caps. This first-hand influence of Gandhi in her life was something she could not have developed with any amount of reading or research. Richard Attenborough, a foreign film director, came to India to make a film on Gandhi after 17 years of visiting the country repeatedly. He appointed Bhanu as the film's costume designer.

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Bhanu Athaiya: to win an Oscar

Rekha on Bhanu Athaiya

My first encounter with Bhanu Athaiya happened when I was working on my debut film, Sawan Bhadon, released in 1970. I was playing a village belle, and Bhanuji designed my costumes in the film. How can I put it – it was perhaps predestined, that God chose an exceptional artiste like her to come into my life at that point, in 1969, when I was a naïve teenager who knew practically nothing. Bhanuji became my teacher, mentor, creative guide, and friend all rolled into one.

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Rekha on Bhanu Athaiya

Yesteryear actor Tanuja on Bhanu Athaiya

Actor Tanuja narrates Bhanu Athaiya's transition from art to Indian cinema while carrying her love for art on her sleeve. Lovingly addressed by Bhanu as 'Tanu', the actor reminisces about Bhanu's eagerness to delve into the actor's role before designing her costumes.

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Yesteryear actor Tanuja on Bhanu Athaiya

Celebrating Bhanu Athaiya's artistic accomplishments

In lieu of India's 75th year of Independence, Google Arts and Culture celebrated Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya as one of India's trail-blazing icons. She leaves behind a rich and wonderful legacy built on creativity, fortitude, and immense talent. One of the early members of the Bombay Progressives group and India's first Oscar-winning Costume Designer, Bhanu Rajopadhye had a historically important early career as an artist, exploring the possibilities of Indian Modernism with her contemporaries at the J.J. School of Art and the Progressive Artists' Group.

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Celebrating Bhanu Athaiya's artistic accomplishments

Bhanu Tai - Athaiya by Ashutosh Gowariker

The Hindi movies that I grew up watching in the ’70s, in theatres, and then in the ’50s and ’60s on Television, left lasting impressions. What attracted me most was the song & dance and the costumes worn by the stars. Many years later, I learned to my surprise that almost every look that was created for the actresses right from Waheeda ji, to Mumtaz ji to Zeenat ji – was by one person - Bhanu Athaiya!

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Bhanu Tai - Athaiya by Ashutosh Gowariker

Bhanu Athaiya by Ranjit Hoskote

Bhanu Athaiya: The legacy of a long-hidden sun  I. It was D.G. Nadkarni, elder statesman among Bombay’s art critics, who first told me that Bhanu Athaiya had trained as a painter and had once shown alongside the members of the Progressive Artists' Group (PAG).

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Bhanu Athaiya by Ranjit Hoskote

Bhanu Athaiya on her mother Shantabai

In these personal notes by Bhanu Athaiya, she fondly recalls her mother Shantabai with deep gratitude, love, and pride. She deems her mother the enabler of her success, dreams, and aspirations. Read on to know more.

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Bhanu Athaiya on her mother Shantabai

Exploring Bhanu Athaiya's Personal Textile Collection

Like a brocade bridge that takes you back in time, the personal textile collection of India’s most renowned costume designer Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya leads you deeper into both her inherited legacy and the one she herself created.

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Exploring Bhanu Athaiya's Personal Textile Collection

Unearthing Bhanu Athaiya's artistic achievements

Bhanu Athaiya was the first woman artist to receive a gold medal from the J.J. School of Art for her work 'Lady in Repose', which was the first-ever abstract painting to be made by a member of the Progressive Artists' Group . This work which she addressed as Lying Lady in one of her handwritten letters along with The Nuns was painted as a part of her study at J.J. where Vasudeo S. Gaitonde was her mentor. In 1952, Gaitonde created the artwork 'Painting No.1' displayed at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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Unearthing Bhanu Athaiya's artistic achievements

Bhanu Athaiya: The Oscar Winning Designer

Bhanu Athaiya achieved a lot over a period of six decades - the only woman member of the Progressive Artists Group and the first Indian to win an Oscar.

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Bhanu Athaiya: The Oscar Winning Designer

Discovering layers, Bhanu Athaiya

"I wish my mother had seen all this because it was something that was just after her heart," said Radhika Gupta, the daughter of the Oscar-winning costume designer and artist Bhanu Athaiya. Talking about the documentation of her mother's antique textile collection recently consigned to Prinseps, Radhika Gupta dotes over her mother's inherited legacy.  

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Discovering layers, Bhanu Athaiya

Bhanu Athaiya - by Meher Castelino

She was born to design! As a girl of nine years, she passed the elementary and intermediate art examinations and won a scholarship to the JJ School of Arts in Mumbai at nineteen. That is Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar-winning designer for the mega-blockbuster film, “Gandhi” by Sir Richard Attenborough in 1982.

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Bhanu Athaiya - by Meher Castelino

Documentation of Bhanu Athaiya's Heirloom Textile Collection

An intensive documentation and study of the personal textile collection of Bollywood's most iconic costume designer, Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya. 

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Documentation of Bhanu Athaiya's Heirloom Textile Collection

Bhanu Athaiya Textiles: The Antique & The Contemporary

Bhanu Athaiya was India’s first Oscar winner with a career as a costume designer spanning six decades.

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Bhanu Athaiya Textiles: The Antique & The Contemporary

Pages from Bhanu's handwritten notes

"My father, a multifaceted man, was far ahead of the times. His thirst for knowledge led him to explore avenues of learning beyond scholastic and academic boundaries. He would travel to Mumbai frequently to collect books on various subjects ranging from painting to photography and embroidery to film making. These books were imported from Britain by Englishmen who had big stores in Mumbai. 

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Pages from Bhanu's handwritten notes

Focusing on Modernism in Indian Art in the early 20th century

At Prinseps, we are working to change the discourse to redefine the critical period for modernism in India as the first half of the 20th century. Though academia reiterates the same, the art trade seems to have strayed with a focus on the later part of the 20th century. The early 20th century witnessed the uprising of major art movements questioning the status quo.

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Focusing on Modernism in Indian Art in the early 20th century

Bhanu's ode to the Progressive Artists' Group

Bombay, May 2010 - "I was exposed to paintings from a very young age. My father was a self-taught artist who sometimes painted in oils by studying the old European masters and sometimes following his own inspiration. In his studio, he had many books on paintings of European masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Turner, Gainsboro, Constable, and others. I enjoyed looking at these books just as I enjoyed washing my father's brushes and pallet.

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Bhanu's ode to the Progressive Artists' Group

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