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Beyond the Canvas: Critical Vision of an Indian Painter

Dinanath Pathy (Author) Soubhagya Pathy (Editor)
Synopsis The research papers included in this compilation offer a wide spectrum of thoughtful writing on visual and performing arts ranging from Silpa textual studies, Odissi dance, tribal, rural arts to contemporary painting and sculpture. The anthology also mirrors its concern about child centered art education and presents alternative modules for its implementation. Written in a lucid style it reflects the scholarly insight, critical vision and firm conviction of an Indian painter.
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About the authors

Dinanath Pathy

Dinanath Pathy, is a practising contemporary painter, writer and art historia. Designed and curated International Exhibitions-Indian Popular Art in Sweden and USSR for Festival Orissan Festival in Indonesia. Acted as Commissioner, Director and Jury for prestigious International events like, 7th Triennale India, 4th Cairo Biennale, National Contemporary Art Exhibition etc. Co-author to Dr. Eberhard Fischer for publications-Orissa Kunst and Kulture in Nordost Indien, 1980, Die Perlenkette Dem Geliebten Elf illustrierte Palmblatter Zur Rasika Haravali, 1990, Murals for goddesses and Gods-The Tradition of Osakothi Ritual Paintings in Orissa, 1996. Illustrated Childern books for Unicef, New York in collaboration with Eberhard and Barbara Fischer. Author of Traditional Paintings of Orissa, Essence of Orissan Paintings, Painted Icons and Mural Paintings in Orissa. Exhibited in India and in Zurich, Japan, Indonesia, Sweden, Moscow, China and London. Awarded President of India Silver Plaque for Painting, A.L. Basham Memorial Awarded President of India Silver Plaque for Painting, A.L. Basham Memorial Award for Research, Sahitya Akademi Award for Creative Writing, and Certificate of Honour in 98 International China Art Expo. Recipient of British Council Fellowship, Nehru Trust, Victoria & Albert Museum Fellowship, Japan Foundation Fellowship and BEF Foundation, Zurich Fellowship. Held important assignments-Curator of Art and Crafts, Orissa State Museum, Founder Principal, B.K. College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar and Secretary, Lalit Kala akademi, New Delhi. Now working on "Renewal Art-The Indian Tradition with specific reference to the work of Citrakaras in Orissa" on a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowsship.

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Soubhagya Pathy

The editor is a poet, painter and art critic. He has written a Doctoral thesis Aesthetic space: The Evolution of Pictorial Language is Orissa. He has poetized two anthologies Beaujolais Nouveau and portraying Myself and other poems. He has received BEF, Zurich Scholarship to research on Orissa’s cultural traditions. He is awarded the National Fellowship in Literature by Department of Culture, Government of India. He is presently the General Secretary of the Crafts Council or Orissa.1996-98 and Junior Fellowship by Government of India to study The Role of Artisans in the Cultural Traditions of Orissa, 2003-04. He has published two poetry anthologies Beaujolais Nouveau, 1999 and Portraying Myself, 2000; edited the catalogue A Millennium Multimedia Manifestation, 1999, (with Dinanath Pathy) Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom: Contemporary Art of Orissa, 2001and Beyond the Canvas: Critical Vision of an Indian Painter, 2003; curated an exhibition of crafts Council of Orissa in International Kalinga Bali Yatra, Indonesia, 1993; workshop cum exhibition Bhubaneswar Oh! Bhubaneswar, 2005 He has exhibited at Rabindra Bhavan Gallery, New Delhi, 1996, Sutra gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2004 and 05, and had his one-man exhibitions at Bhubaneswar, 2001 and University of Munich, Germany, 2004. He lives in Bhubaneswar and is a freelance writer and painter. He edits a journals on performing and visual arts Angarag.

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Title Beyond the Canvas: Critical Vision of an Indian Painter
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186622624
length xv+189p., Figures; B/w Plates; Notes; References; 23cm.