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Meera Mukherjee: Purity of Vision

Geeti Sen (Author) Nandini Ghosh (Author) Ors. (Author)

Explores the art of little-known artist Meera Mukherjee -Featuring excerpts from her diaries and letters as well as essays by various scholars Choosing bronze as her favorite medium, Meera Mukherjee (1923-1998) formed her own simplistic, modernist, life-like world of sculptures. They possess a 'lifeforce' that speaks to the ordinary being instead of alienating them. Mukherjee's commitment to her practice made her valiant enough to step out of her comfort zone and dedicate herself to visual arts. Her devotion to the craft traditions of India guided her to Madhya Pradesh, Bengal and South India. The artist's language is similar to that of the quotidian life in her immediate surroundings, shedding light upon social issues. This one of a kind volume offers an understanding of Mukherjee's art through the most comprehensive collection of essays by writers who have known her personally and professionally, as well as from translated texts and excerpts from her diary and letters. Published in association with Akar Prakar Gallery, Kolkata, Emami Art, New Delhi, and supported by Raza Foundation.

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About the author

Geeti Sen

Geeti Sen is Chief Editor, Publications, India International Centre, New Delhi. She is a cultural historian, art critic, and the author of five major books on Indian art. She was conferred the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fellowship from 1998-2000.

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Title Meera Mukherjee: Purity of Vision
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789385360039
length 152p., Full of Colour; Illus; 34cm.