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Midnight to the Boom:Painting in India after Independence: Painting in India after Independence

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Following independence in 1947, India's artists faced a particular challenge: how to express the new nations distinctive character while entering a global discourse focused on modernisms universal premises of experimentation and shared human values. In the absence of a dominant aesthetic, painters could turn where they wished and blend as they liked from Abstract Expressionism to Tantric spiritualism; from Rajasthani painting to changes in India's complex politics, religions, castes and daily life. This richly illustrated, ...

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Midnight to the Boom:Painting in India after Independence: Painting in India after Independence
2012, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500238936

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