Art of Modern India by Balraj Khanna

Art of Modern India by Balraj Khanna

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An explanation of the reasons for the current artistic renaissance in India. It demonstrates that the coming of independence created an uninhibited context for Indian creative genius to flower again. Organized thematically, the work displays every aspect of the Indian art scene.

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This is an explanation of the reasons behind the current artistic renaissance in India, a country steeped in traditionalism, and ruled by a foreign power for two centuries. It demonstrates that the coming of independence created an uninhibited context for Indian creative genius to flower again. In the 1950s artists embarked on a quest for identity that was new, and yet would reflect their country's heritage. Since then, Indian artists have quietly brought about what may be described as a charmed revolution in Indian art. The results of this "revolution", as yet little known in the West and seen in this text in colour reproductions, connect India's timeless tribal and folk art traditions with developments in 20th-century Western art, in ways which are as Indian in spirit as they are universal in appeal. Organized thematically, the work displays every aspect of the Indian art scene and places Indian art in its cultural, social, political and ideological context.

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SKU GOR004814668
Title Art of Modern India
Author By (author) Balraj Khanna
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 144
ISBN 10 0500280460
ISBN 13 9780500280461
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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This is an explanation of the reasons behind the current artistic renaissance in India, a country steeped in traditionalism, and ruled by a foreign power for two centuries. It demonstrates that the coming of independence created an uninhibited context for Indian creative genius to flower again. In the 1950s artists embarked on a quest for identity that was new, and yet would reflect their country's heritage. Since then, Indian artists have quietly brought about what may be described as a charmed revolution in Indian art. The results of this "revolution", as yet little known in the West and seen in this text in colour reproductions, connect India's timeless tribal and folk art traditions with developments in 20th-century Western art, in ways which are as Indian in spirit as they are universal in appeal. Organized thematically, the work displays every aspect of the Indian art scene and places Indian art in its cultural, social, political and ideological context.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004814668
Title Art of Modern India
Author By (author) Balraj Khanna
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 144
ISBN 10 0500280460
ISBN 13 9780500280461
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.