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The Chintz Story at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi


October 12, 2023 - November 24, 2023    
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The series dedicated to the ten incarnations of Vishnu has an interesting subtext. In his initial experimentations with indigo, the artist recollects that he was hard-pressed to find the perfect shade – the distinct blue associated with Vishnu’s complexion that he had seen in scriptures and patachitra paintings. Once the Indigo Project was completed and Bappaditya began his experiments with chintz, he decided to create a Dashavatara series, based on Indian mythology, using the now-perfected shade of indigo for the images of Vishnu. To him, the ten avatars represent not only the celestial forms of Vishnu, but also epitomise the diverse moods and emotions of mankind. The figures have been painted on handspun and handwoven cloth, the organic colours and natural dyes using ingredients like indigo, marigold and hibiscus add their own charm to the works.” – Ina Puri

Artist – Bappaditya Biswas
Curator – Ina Puri

‘The Chintz Story’ is on view from Monday to Saturday,
11am to 6pm, till 24th November.
Venue – Threshold, C-221, Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi.