India’s French Connection: Indian Artist in France, an exhibition conducted by DAG, at India Habitat Centre.
Indian artists have been drawn to Paris to study the masters, to mix with the modernists.India’s first acknowledged woman artist Amrita Sher Gill, who studied and practiced art at Paris before returning to home. S.H. Raza who become the first non European to win its prestigious award Prix de la critique.
Indian artists have been drawn to Paris to study the masters, to mix with the modernistV Nageshkar, Prodosh Das Gupta, Sailoz Mukherjee, Sailoz Mukherjea, Chintamoni Kar,Nirode Mazumdar, Jehangir Sabavala, K.K. Hebbar, Ram Kumar, Paritosh Sen, Laxman Pai, Akbar Padamsee, Rajendra Dhawan, Kanwal Krishna, Sakti Burman, Anjolie Ela Menon,Sunil Das, Nasreen Mohamedi, P. Khemraj, Zarina Hashmi, Jogen Choedhury, Himmat Shah, V. Viswanadhan, Prokash Karmakar, Nalini Malani.
To quote, Mr Kishore Singh “ Indian artists I have interviewed over the years hold those early memories of arriving in Paris and rushing to museums and galleries to view the work of the masters as their most precious introduction and lesson to the city and its artists. Paris had enjoyed a long association with art school and its lifestyle lent itself. Bohemianism associated with the arts. The air of freedom liberated artists from convention, allowing them a greater laxity, and a patronage that extended beyond observing propriety.”
Krishna Reddy who created the viscosity technique of print making at Paris’s Atelier.
Exhibition on view till 12th Feb 2018.