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The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art

Kishore Singh (Editor)

The volume presents the exhibits displayed at an exhibition on nude art in India showcasing around 250 works by celebrated Indian artists known for their exploration and celebration of the body. It explores a popular thematic concept in art, that of the human body, and how artists have looked at it historically as a part of their narrative. It features the paintings of 60 artists including some of India’s leading painters and India’s modernist painters like M. F. Husain and F. N. Souza, who is the founder of the pioneering Progressive Artists’ Group, as well as several other artists who have painted the body. It examines the way they depict the body and explore various aspects like its sensuousness, the anguish of the body and elements of eroticism.

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Title The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art
Author Kishore Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.11.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Delhi Art Gallery
Language: English
isbn 9789381217320
length 391p., Chiefly Colour; Illustrations; 33cm.