Artistes indiens à Paris
100 days, 19 hours and 48 minutes.
In the mid-nineteenth century, Paris established itself as a Mecca of sorts for modern artists from all over the world. Following the Second World War and India’s independence, several Indian artists too travelled to Paris to soak in all they could of the art it offered and explore its cosmopolitan sophistication.
This collection of signed, limited edition serigraphs, lithographs and etchings showsthe diverse, creative practices of three Indian artists who spent a considerable time in Paris – S.H. Raza, SaktiBurman and Akkitham Narayanan. While Raza and Narayanan embraced abstract or non-objective idioms, Burman’s dreamscapes are populated by a host of figures, both real and mythical.
Together, these limited edition prints represent the ability of art to transcend geographic and cultural boundaries, and speak in a universal tongue.