Exploring the Legacy of Iconic Indian Art Masters

The DAG gallery is organising an exhibition called “Iconic Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art” as part of Delhi Art Week that encapsulates those complex artistic practices.

This exhibition takes viewers on a historical tour through the lives and creations of these illustrious individuals who have come to represent the diversity and quality of Indian art.

The DAG display offers a colossal canvas, brilliant colours, and gripping narratives behind each brushstroke and interpretation in diverse mediums.

Alma Thomas

The pieces in this exhibition span from 1797 to 2003, showcasing the rich visual history of Indian art and telling the tale of the various artists and groups who have contributed to its multifaceted language. Indian art is an indigenous practice in both life and art.

An audience is given a remarkable overview of two centuries of subcontinental art practices in one show, including important movements, artistic interventions, and significant artists.

This watercolour painting of the Bara Imambara in Lucknow shows a lengthy procession heading towards the Rumi Darwaza, a lone figure, and a few other dispersed figures melting into the surrounding scenery.

One of the paintings displayed in the DAG show narrates the visual beauty of dance in the Indian cultural context.

In his picture “Saaqi,” a barmaid is shown as a companion and courtesan in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, but in an unbelievable manner.

The DAG is showcasing an oil on canvas piece called “Benares” in this exhibition, which tells the story of the oldest city in his signature impressionist style.

“Head of a Man,” one of F N Souza’s most well-known works, is displayed in this exhibition. In the context of Indian art history, he is also crucial.

The displayed work affirms Jamini Roy’s unique aesthetics for modern Indian art, which he achieved by combining aspects of Kalighat Patachitras and traditional Bengali folk art.