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LOOKING AT ART leads children into the world and sensibilities of some of India's finest artists - contemporary, traditional and folk. It is an engaging introduction to art and the artist through story, memoir and biography, as well as a valuable resource for the understanding of art. Covering diverse forms of visual expression, it gives Young readers a wider and more inclusive idea of art.

MY NAME IS AMRITA... is one of a set of four books by Anjali Raghbeer featuring contemporary artists from four different parts of India Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy, Ravi Varma and Maqbool Fida Husain.

This is the story of an intensely sensitive and talented girl who grows up to be one of India's foremost painters. It reads like a diary, and in fact includes actual lines from Amrita Sher-Gil's, Childhood diaries that are displayed here as if in a child's handwriting. The seemingly random musings come together like deft strokes to sketch an intimate picture of her early years. Also feature are paintings she did when she was young and photographs taken by her father. Highlighting her fertile, intelligent mind and bold, philosophical views, the book traces her life till she sets sail for France on the journey for which she was born to be an artist.

 

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AMRITA SHER-GIL was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1913, and lived there for a few years till her family moved to Simla in India. She had a passionate interest in art even as a child. Her parents saw that she was very talented and encouraged her to learn.

In Simla she trained under Beven Pateman and Major Whitmarsh, as well as her uncle Ervin Baktay. She went to Paris in 1929 to learn art formally, briefly at the Grande Chaumiere and then at the well-known Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts from where she got a degree in fine arts. In 1932 she won the Gold Medal at the prestigious Grand Salon in Paris for her painting Young Girls - the youngest ever person and the only Asian to have been given this recognition.

Her style evolved after her return to India, always strikingly mature for her age. She died in 1941 at Lahore, when she was just 28 years old. Her works have been declared National Art Treasures by the Government of India.

Anjali Raghbeer specialised in business with an MBA from the London Business School, UK. But she had always yearned to writer, so she then did a certificated course in feature film writing from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. She now writes film script and children's books, and some of her works have been converted into plays for children. Currently, she is busy with a major UK-based film project. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and two daughters. With a great lover for art, she conducts workshops that introduce youngsters to the world of Indian art.

 

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My Name is Amrita. . .born to be an artist (Looking at Art - Amrita Sher-Gil)

Item Code:
NAH413
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Edition:
2011
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ISBN:
9788181466532
Language:
English
Size:
8.0 inch x 9.0 inch
Pages:
32 (Through out Colour Illustrations)
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About The Book

LOOKING AT ART leads children into the world and sensibilities of some of India's finest artists - contemporary, traditional and folk. It is an engaging introduction to art and the artist through story, memoir and biography, as well as a valuable resource for the understanding of art. Covering diverse forms of visual expression, it gives Young readers a wider and more inclusive idea of art.

MY NAME IS AMRITA... is one of a set of four books by Anjali Raghbeer featuring contemporary artists from four different parts of India Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy, Ravi Varma and Maqbool Fida Husain.

This is the story of an intensely sensitive and talented girl who grows up to be one of India's foremost painters. It reads like a diary, and in fact includes actual lines from Amrita Sher-Gil's, Childhood diaries that are displayed here as if in a child's handwriting. The seemingly random musings come together like deft strokes to sketch an intimate picture of her early years. Also feature are paintings she did when she was young and photographs taken by her father. Highlighting her fertile, intelligent mind and bold, philosophical views, the book traces her life till she sets sail for France on the journey for which she was born to be an artist.

 

About The Author

AMRITA SHER-GIL was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1913, and lived there for a few years till her family moved to Simla in India. She had a passionate interest in art even as a child. Her parents saw that she was very talented and encouraged her to learn.

In Simla she trained under Beven Pateman and Major Whitmarsh, as well as her uncle Ervin Baktay. She went to Paris in 1929 to learn art formally, briefly at the Grande Chaumiere and then at the well-known Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts from where she got a degree in fine arts. In 1932 she won the Gold Medal at the prestigious Grand Salon in Paris for her painting Young Girls - the youngest ever person and the only Asian to have been given this recognition.

Her style evolved after her return to India, always strikingly mature for her age. She died in 1941 at Lahore, when she was just 28 years old. Her works have been declared National Art Treasures by the Government of India.

Anjali Raghbeer specialised in business with an MBA from the London Business School, UK. But she had always yearned to writer, so she then did a certificated course in feature film writing from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. She now writes film script and children's books, and some of her works have been converted into plays for children. Currently, she is busy with a major UK-based film project. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and two daughters. With a great lover for art, she conducts workshops that introduce youngsters to the world of Indian art.

 

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