Jamini Roy and Hemen Mazumdar “Two Rebels”

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Two Rebels is a survey of the careers of two visionary artists of modern India, Jamini Roy and Hemen Mazumdar. Caterina Corni, a curator who works with the prestigious Nirmalya Kumar collection, will lead a walk-through of the exhibition during the reception.

Featuring works from this collection, the exhibition consists of oils and watercolors that exemplify the artistic styles of Roy and Mazumdar - two artists who while stylistically distinct, saw their work as falling outside the diktats of the then pervasive Bengal School. The Bengal School propagated the technical-stylistic values of traditional Indian art, resisting any influence from so-called Western academic art. Not all artists, however, embraced this concept of static and conservative art, preferring not to join or identify with any current, thus remaining unbound by the canons of “traditional faith”. These two great Bengali masters understood the importance of a cultural and artistic rediscovery of the true face of India, plunging their hands in the fertile earth of images drawn from tradition and modernity.



from March 14, 2019 to April 06, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-03-14 from 18:00 to 20:00

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