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Moving Focus: Essays on Indian Art

K.G. Subramanyan (Author)
Synopsis This volume is a collection of articles and talks spread over fifteen years. They are mostly, as the title itself suggests, round the focal changes as have taken place, or are still taking place in the art situation of our time and attempt to get it into a kind of perspective in their light. As each of these have been written for a different occasion certain points have been made over and over, though in the editing an effort has been made to avoid very obvious repetitions. By and large each of these is centered round a special area or problem or person and, is coming from an artist, they are part of his attempt to explain these to himself and at a second step to others. To this extent the author admits that they are personal of sorts and are limited by his susceptibilities and enthusiasms though he has tried to see things in as large a perspective as possible. As mentioned in one of the essays he is acutely aware that any such writing is bound to be conditioned by the questions current at the time it is written and its main value will be in how much clarity and depth it is able to bring to a particular situation and how valid its basic insights are.
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About the author

K.G. Subramanyan

Born 1924, in Kerala, K.G. Subramanyan, a reputed painter, muralist and scholar, he took his education at the Presidency College, Madras, and at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. Widelytravelled, Prof. Subramanyan has exhibited in India and abroad and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards such as Bombay Art Society Award (1957 & 1959), Honourable mention at Sao Paulo (1961), National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi (1965) Subramanyan also received Gold Medal at the First Triennale India. In 1975, Government of India conferred Padma Shri on K.G. Subramanyan for his contribution to Indian Art. In 1981, Subramanyan was honoured with ‘Kalidas Samman’ and in 1985, Lalit Kala Akademi elected him as Fellow of the Akademi. In 1991, Visva Bharati decorated him with Aban Gagan Puraskar. In 1992, he received D. Litt. Honoris Casua from Rabindra Bharati University Calcutta and in 1997 from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. In 2001, Government of Kerala, honoured him with Manaviyam Ravi Varma Award. Lalit Kala Akademi in their Golden Jubilee celebrations, 2005, conferred him with the Kala Ratna. In January 2006 he has received the Padma Bhushan.

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Title Moving Focus: Essays on Indian Art
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition Reprint
Publisher Lalit Kala Akademi
Language: English
isbn 8187507144
length x+122p., Plates; Notes; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.