Tuesday, May 31

(on till) Sunday, 5th June, 2005
Banaras, Painting the Sacred City
Selected works from the book published by Penguin India
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
museum timings will be applicable

...since 1979, the 66-year-old artist has made Banaras the template for this other-worldly imagery. Not that Kolkata, the place where he lived in 1970s, was spititually apathetic. Its just that it had too much of Raj, or it's legacy, everywhere... the pillars, the cornices, Victoria Memorial, even that big bridge over the Hoogly, stretching like a creepy cantilevered smile. "I needed to shift from western academic influences," explains Parekh. " I wanted something I as an Indian could feel rooted to."...

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