Thursday, January 28, 2010

US varsity to exhibit MF Husain`s early masterpieces

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    • Washington:
    • Brown University, a member of the prestigious Ivy League, will hold an exhibition of early masterpieces of Maqbool Fida Husain, one of India`s most famous living painters, from February 5 through March 26.
      The exhibit, part of Providence, Rhode Island based Brown`s Year of India initiative, will be hosted by the Cogut Centre for the Humanities, in collaboration with the David Winton Bell Gallery.

      "Early Masterpieces, 1950s-70s" is drawn from the collection of Amrita Jhaveri, a 1991 Brown graduate, and a specialist in 20th-century Indian art and the author of "A Guide to 101 Modern and Contemporary Indian Artists".
    • Focusing on Husain`s early works, the exhibition features 12 paintings created between 1954 and 1971, providing a view into the artist`s first manifestations of his many favorite subjects: life on the streets, woman and horse (together and apart), and mythological and religious personages.

      Husain`s interest in mythology is represented in the exhibition by Draupadi, which portrays the heroine of the epic Mahabharata. The painting is one of 29 that were created for the S?Paulo Biennale in 1971.

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