- Interact With Art
An Unfinished Portrait: Vignettes from the KNMA CollectionCurator: KNMA Curatorial team
On View from
23rd January 2014 - 30th November 2014
KNMA, Plot 3A, Sector 126, Noida
The exhibition displays in-depth oeuvre of sixteen Indian artists from the KNMA Collection. The idea is to share with the art viewers the strength of the collection and a contextual history of Modernism in India, its ideological musings at Santiniketan with Nandalal Bose, Binode Behari Mukherjee, Ramkinkar Baij, Krishna Reddy, Somnath Hore and Ganesh Pyne from Kolkata, two artists F.N.Souza and M.F.Husain from the Progressive Artists’ Group (Bombay), and Jeram Patel, Himmat Shah, Arpita Singh and Bhupen Khakhar from Baroda and Delhi. There are photographs by photographers Madan Mahatta, Richard Bartholomew and Ida Kar with their brilliant portrayals of artists, capturing their persona, or in their studios with their creations, or at exhibition openings and sometimes all by themselves, pensive or looking at the transient world around them.
The exhibition is intended to focus on drawings, sketches and watercolours that these iconic figures of Indian modern art produced in their immersive careers, some of them great teachers and ideologues of their times. Juxtaposed with these intimate works of the artists are photographs by photographers that document the history of the time.
Ink and Brush on Card
Ink and Brush on Postcard
Dry Pastel, Watercolour and Charcoal on Paper
Pen and Ink on Paper