Peer at master portraits

Apr 03, 2014, 09:20 IST | Kanika Sharma

Famous playwright Oscar Wilde, had once said, “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

LN TASKAR, Untitled, Oil on canvas pasted on cloth, 43.2 X 27.2 inch, 1920

Explore 20 such unique portraits that will give you a peek into the souls of reputed artists such as Jogen Chowdhury,
MF Husain, Jamini Roy, FN Souza, Abindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Raja Ravi Varma and several others at the exhibition, Indian Portraits: The Face of a People.

A European import, the art of drawing portraits got the common bystander on the Indian canvas replacing gods and kings as artists like Raja Ravi Varma learnt the art on their own. For art as well as photography lovers, the landmark exhibition will bring many insights as the two art forms complement each other.

Till:  June 30, 10.30 am to 7 pm (Monday-Saturday)
At: Delhi Art Gallery, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort.
Call: 49222700

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