Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India After Independence

Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India After Independence
Library Shelf Location 15.INBE
Publication Date 2013
Description Following independence in 1947, India's artists faced a particular challenge: how to express the new nations distinctive character while entering a global discourse focused on modernisms universal premises of experimentation and shared human values. In the absence of a dominant aesthetic, painters could turn where they wished and blend as they liked from Abstract Expressionism to Tantric spiritualism; from Rajasthani painting to changes in India's complex politics, religions, castes and daily life. This richly illustrated, in-depth study, published to accompany the exhibition organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in the USA, surveys the three generations of artists responsible for these critical shifts in the development of India's modernist art. It shows how their achievements and the countries unprecedented boom ushered India's modern and contemporary art into a new era of globalism, a soaring international market, and an explosion in the media and technologies of art.
ISBN 9780500238936
Quantity 1
Pages 228 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly colour)
Editor Susan S Bean
Format Hardback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Art from a specific country
Related Country/Global Region India
Artist's Nationality Indian
Language English

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