Photos and text: Delhi Art Gallery Modern

These iconic paintings are on display at the Delhi Art Gallery Modern’s second edition of Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art. These artworks have been especially chosen to represent either an important point in some artist’s oeuvre, or a radical turn in the history of art. Collectively, they are an encyclopaedic survey of the absolute best that Indian art offers. Includes here are rare sketchbooks from Raja Ravi Varma, Ramkinkar Baij and Nandalal Bose; Laxma Goud’s immense wall mural in ceramic clay, perhaps his largest mural; historic paintings by Western artists; as well as artworks by such national treasures as Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore and Jamini Roy.

In this exhibition, we have showcased what is arguably F.N. Souza’s best painting, Man and Woman Laughing, and equally important works by S.H. Raza from the period immediately following his success in Paris after he won the Critics Award. There are historic works by M.V. Dhurandhar and Chittaprosad’s brilliant and moving depiction of the Bengal famine of the 1940s.

The show is on view till 15 September 2017

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