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Midnight to the Boom

Bean, Susan S. [Hrsg.]:
Midnight to the Boom : Painting in India after Independence; from the Peabody Essex Museum's Herwitz Collection / ed. by Susan S. Bean. - London ; New York : Thames & Hudson [u.a.], 2013. - 228 S. : überw. Ill.
ISBN 978-0-500-23893-6
£ 29,95
DDC 759.9540747445

This is the first in-depth study of the three generations of artists responsible for the development of India’s modernist art. Abundantly illustrated with iconic works of the post-Independence era, Midnight to the Boom tells the story of the exciting developments that occurred in Indian art and culture during this pivotal period.
   After independence, India’s artists faced a particular challenge: how to express the new nation’s distinctive character while entering a global discourse focused on modernism’s universal premises of experimentation and shared human values. In the absence of a dominant aesthetic, painters could turn where they wished and blend as they liked – from Abstract Expressionism to Tantric spiritualism; from Rajasthani painting to changes in India’s complex politics, religions, classes and vernacular life. Their achievements and the country’s unprecedented boom ushered India’s art into a new era of globalism, a soaring international market, and an explosion in the media and technologies of art. [Verlagsinformation]

Foreword. 7
Dan L. Monroe and Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
Acknowledgments. 11
Susan S. Bean
Note to the Reader. 13
An Age of Painting - Art after Independence. 15
Susan S. Bean
India’s Dialogical Modernism. 23
Homi K. Bhabha in conversation with Susan S. Bean
Spaces for Modern Art: The Indian Art World 1940–90. 37
Karin Zitzewitz
Frame/Works and the Emergence of “Art” in India after Independence. 53
Ajay Sinha
American Collectors of Indian Art - Chester and Davida Herwitz. 65
Susan S. Bean
Pathbreakers: The First Generation. 74
Rebecca M. Brown
- Biren De. 82
- M.F. Husain. 86
- Ram Kumar. 92
- Tyeb Mehta. 96
- S. H. Raza. 104
- G. R. Santosh. 110
- K. G. Subramanyan. 114
Midnight’s Children: The Second Generation. 120
Susan S. Bean
- Manjit Bawa. 128
- Bikash Bhattacharjee. 132
- Rameshwar Broota. 138
- Jogen Chowdhury. 142
- K. Laxma Goud. 148
- Bhupen Khakhar. 154
- Nasreen Mohamedi. 160
- Gieve Patel. 166
- Ganesh Pyne. 170
- Gulammohammed Sheikh. 176
- Arpita Singh. 182
New Mediators: The Third Generation. 191
Beth Citron
- Atul Dodiya. 198
- Ranbir Singh Kaleka. 202
- Nalini Malani. 206
- Sudhir Patwardhan. 212
- Rekha Rodwittiya. 216
Bibliography. 222
Photography Credits. 225
Author Biographies. 225
Index. 226

SUSAN S. BEAN, Curator of South Asian and Korean Art at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., USA

Quellen: Thames & Hudson; Amazon (UK); WorldCat; Library of Congress; Open ISBN
Bildquelle: Thames & Hudson
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