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The Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists and the Avant-garde, 1922-1947

Partha Mitter

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ISBN 10: 0195693361 / ISBN 13: 9780195693362
Editorial: Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2007
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This richly illustrated book explores the contested history of art and nationalism in the tumultuous last decades of British rule in India. Western avant-garde art inspired a powerful weapon of resistance among India’s artists in their struggle against colonial repression, and it is this complex interplay of Western modernism and Indian nationalism that forms the core of this book. The Triumph of Modernism takes the surprisingly unremarked Bauhaus exhibition held in Calcutta in 1922 as marking the arrival of European modernism in India. Partha Mitter examines the decline of ‘oriental art’ and the rise of naturalism as well as that of modernism in the 1920s, and the relationship between primitivism and modernism in Indian art: with Mahatma Gandhi inspiring the Indian elite to discover the peasant, the people of the soil began to be portrayed by artists as ‘innocent children of nature’. A distinct feminine voice also evolved through the rise of female artists. Finally, the author probes the ambivalent relationship between Indian nationalism and Imperial patronage of the arts. With a fascinating array of art works, the book throws much light on a previously neglected strand of modern art, and challenges the dominance of Western modernism. Readership. Printed Pages: 271 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. Size: 19 x 25 Cm. N° de ref. de la librería 020138

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Título: The Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists ...

Editorial: Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:New

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This richly illustrated book explores the contested history of art and nationalism in the tumultuous last decades of British rule in India. Western avant-grade art inspired a powerful weapon of resistance among India's artists in their struggle against colonial repression, and it is this complex interplay of Western modernism and Indian nationalism that forms the core of this book. With a fascinating array of art work, the book throws much light on a previously neglected strand of modern art, and challenges the dominance of Western modernism.

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