My Brush with Art: An Anthology of contemporary Indian Art

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Item Code: IDE150
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Author: Lakshmi Lal
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 8129104121
Pages: 174 (Color Illus: 47)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.8" X 5.8"
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Book Description
From the Jacket:

Contemporary Indian Art, is given or take a decade, three quarters of a century old. This book covers artists who worked, grew to maturity and established themselves in the post-independence years. Lakshmi Lal brings to their work the insights of a seasoned viewer whose joy in experiencing art is both infectious and illuminating.

About the Author:

Lakshmi Lal started viewing contemporary Indian art in the 50s when she moved from Chennai to live and work in Mumbai. It grew into a deep interest, almost as deep as her interest in ancient Indian myth, legend, philosophy and art. She is the author of The Warlis - Tribal Legends, The Ramayana, Ganesha - Beyond the Form, Shiva - Eye of the Storm, Myth and Me - The Indian Story.

She has an M.A. in English from the Madras University and has been a life-long student of Sanskrit Language and Literature, focusing for the past two decades on Vedanta and related texts. She now resides in Bangalore.


1. Mumbai Artscape1
2. Remembered Geography, Imagined History
Prabhakar Barwe
3. Death in Life
Veena Bhargava
4. To Keep the Spark Kindling,
That's the Real Problem

N.S. Bendre
5. The Agony and the Irony
Bikash Bhattacharjee
6. Nests of Ease
Meera Devidayal
7. Shades of Shakti
M.F. Husain
8. Of Colour and Light
Bhupen Khakhar
9. A Quality of Myth
Ram Kumar
10. A Filtered Image Held in Suspense
Tyeb Mehta
11. Homespun Gods
Mrinalini Mukherjee
12. Her World is Windowed
Anjolie Ela Menon
13. Painting is the Art of Making Images

Badri Narayan
14. One God Leads to Another
Mani Narayan
15. The Dare and the Discipline
Pilloo Pochkhanawala
16. Blood Runs Lukewarm in City Veins
Gieve Patel
17. A Time, a Place, a Face
Sudhir Patwardhan
18. A Space for Heads
Akbar Padamsee
19. Silence Inside the Square
Satish Panchal
20. To Alarm, to Arouse, to Alert
A. Ramachandran
21The Seed it is That Speaks
S. H. Raza
22. Colour is Not Just a Rip-off
Jehangir Sabavala
23. What Yellow Means to Me
J. Swaminathan
24. Tapping a Cosmic Source
Francis Newton Souza
25. Saying it Now and Quickly
S. G. Vasudev
26. Internal Dialogue Painted Aloud
Babu Xavier
27. To the Tun of the Warli Pipe
Jivya Soma Mashe, Balu Mashe
28. Collector's Medley
A Gallery Chemould Show
29. An Art Lover Remembers
A Mumbai Art Person Reminisces
30. Journeys within Landscapes
A Sakshi Gallery Show

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