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Exhibit reflects evolution of Indian art

Reflecting the evolution of Indian art in the last seventy years, the creative spirit of 62 eminent artists has been brought alive under one roof here in a group exhibition of paintings, sculptures and multimedia installations.
’Seamless Encounters’, going on at Emami Chisel Art, till January 13, features works by veterans like M.F. Hussain, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Ganesh Haloi, Akbar Padamsee, Jamini Roy, Ganesh Pyne, Jogen Chowdhury, Paritosh Sen, Nandalal Bose, Jehangir Sabavala, Jaya Ganguly among others.

Inaugurated recently by noted artist Shuvaprasanna, the exhibition creates a tapestry of the creative spirit of the renowned artists from all over the country. The paintings are mostly oil on canvas however other mediums such as water colours and pencil sketches have also been used.
Many genres
“The art scene in India straddles a multitude of genres, forms with artists specialising in each of these,” Richa Agarwal of Emami Chisel Art said adding that they have tried to bring signature creations of the artists under one roof. The art pieces conjures up the evolution of Indian art practiced over the last 70 years — starting from the building up of the Bengal art school and Shantiniketan school of art to the advent of Indian contemporary art.
Curatorial methods
It also broadly reflects on the curatorial methods adopted since 2007 with the aim of developing exhibitions that have multidisciplinary interests and act as a sufficient visual data bank as well as investigate the making of an iconic figure.
In the exhibition, a shifting weave of memory takes place producing a gaze that is permeating in these works of 62 artists. — PTI

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