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Decoding the Madras Art Movement

DNMUM438883 | 7/8/2019 | Author : Rinky Kumar | WC :661

The first major retrospective of this pivotal but lesser-known chapter in the history of Indian art will be held at a city-based gallery

Little is known about the Madras Art Movement. During the colonial era, quite a few important artists had emerged from Mumbai and Kolkata who played a significant role in the history of Indian fine arts. But a similar process, which took place between 1960-1980, brought modernism in South India.
Kala Ghoda-based art gallery DAG aims to throw the spotlight on the artists who were the architects of this movement as part of its forthcoming exhibition Madras Modern: Regionalism & Identity. The event, which will be open to the public on July 21, is the first major retrospective of its kind in Mumbai. Curated by art historian and critic, Ashrafi S Bhagat, it showcases 60 paintings and prints along with 15 sculptures. The curator sou
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