Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Art chat for Delhi's teenagers


If you're between 13 to 16 years old, here's a great way to get the inside dope on contemporary Indian art.

Saffron Art is conducting a Walkthrough on Art, explaining the basics of modern Indian art and its context. You'll also get an up-close look at works by some of the biggest names in the art world.

Sounds good, yeah?

Date: September 1st, 2012
Venue: Saffronart Gallery, The Oberoi Hotel, Dr.Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi- 110003
Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Session led by: Yamini Telkar, Head Saffronart Gallery, Delhi

The painting alongside, by the way is Tyeb Mehta's "Falling Figure with Bird". It is one of the paintings on display during the session.

Tyeb Mehta witnessed communal brutality on the streets of Mumbai in the aftermath of the Partition of India. His paintings are filled with images of violent separation, falling figures and fractured forms, reflecting the death and dislocation that he saw. 

You'll find more information about Tyeb Mehta and his work here, on the Saffronart website.

2 comments:

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richa singh said...

Hi,

I found your blog very absorbing and interesting which is why I am leaving this message here. We are launching a web portal on Delhi soon and would love to syndicate some of the posts on your blog or have you writing fresh content for us. If this holds your interest then please do let me know on richa@acropoletravels.com. Look forward to hear from you. Thanks.