Wednesday, 2 September 2015

A figurative painter India 'Kalpana'

Crucifixion, Jamini Roy
21 Apr 2015 | From Akubi of Hong Kong

The exhibition named 'Kalpana - Masterpieces of Indian Figurative Paintings' showcases the 29 works by 14 India's top painters from the last century to celebrate human forms that we see in sculptures, temple walls or paintings. All the works are reprints of original canvases, each of which has been approved by the artists. The paintings, ranging from Jamini Roy (born 1887) to Arpana Caur (born 1954) depict the emergence of Indian art from a colonial hegemony into a new era of artistic freedom.

Perhaps the most striking works in the exhibition are drawn from the life of Christ like 'Crucifixion' and 'Christ with Cross'. In these paintings, the rigid figures, painted in the folk style, have protruding, elliptical eyes that are characteristic of Roy's work.  Crucifixion is painted with similar stoic features with a neat harmony running through. Shri Jamini Roy (April 1887 ~ 24 April 1972) was a indian modern artist from west bengal India. He was honoured with the State award of Padma Bhushan in 1955. He was one of the most famous pupils of Abanindranath Tagore, whose artistic originality and contribution to the emergence of modern art in India remains unquestionable.

The Indian tradition of painting and murals goes back over two thousands years. India also has a vibrant contemporary art movement, which has impacted not only the local art scene but also the global art market.

The stamp show one of the HK streetfoods that I got really fond of when I was in Hong Kong for a vacation - the egg waffle.  

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