We mark the death this year of the celebrated artist, M.F. Husain at the age of 95, with a short account of his life, followed by reflections on his work by the distinguished art critic, K.B. Goel, a longstanding and close friend. Read the rest of this entry »
Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Sat 11 September 2010 to Sun 9 January 2011
Mellon Gallery (13)
This autumn, a landmark exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum explores the monumental artistic legacy of one of the world’s greatest literary epics: the 1000 year-old Persian ‘Book of Kings’, or Shahnameh. Read the rest of this entry »
If you missed the fabulous Maharaja exhibition at the V & A in London last year you can still catch it in Canada. The exhibition will explore the extraordinary culture of princely India, showcasing rich and varied objects that reflect different aspects of royal life. The show will feature paintings, photography, textiles and dress, jewellery, jewelled objects, metalwork and furniture. These sensational works will be explored within a broader historical context of princely life and ideals, patronage, court culture and alliances.
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Art Gallery of Ontario
Nov 20, 2010 To Feb 27, 2011
Time: Mon 13 Sep 2010 – Tue 14 Sep 2010
Place: Oxford University Estates Directorate
The Bharat Britain conference will overturn the popular perception that Britain had a singular cultural identity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The conference will showcase new research that explores South Asians’ important and far-reaching roles in Britain’s political and cultural life prior to Indian independence in 1947. It will reveal how South Asians became part of intellectual, political and social networks, such as the Bloomsbury circle and the BBC, cutting across boundaries of ‘race’, ‘nation’, ‘culture’ and ‘class’.
The conference will launch and make available for the first time a unique interactive database comprising several hundred entries on South Asians in Britain, and a facsimile exhibition ‘South Asians Making Britain: 1858-1950’.
Held in partnership with the British Library, this major international conference marks the culmination of the AHRC-funded research project ‘Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad, 1870-1950’, led by the Open University in collaboration with the University of Oxford and King’s College, London.
Tickets: £60 / some concessions available
More info on the British Library web
Time: 18 September 2010 1:30 P.M.
Place: Brunei Gallery Room: B102
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG, UK Read the rest of this entry »
Sir Charles Bart D’Oyly (1781-1845)Read the rest of this entry »
By Sir Charles D’Oyly (1781-1845)
This unique print originates from the rare coloured edition of the Views of Calcutta and its Environs. Featured is a delightful scene of a temple in Calcutta, fronted by modest dwellings – a romantic and individualistic handling of a period street scene, typical of D’Oyly’s style. It was published in 1848 at 10 guineas coloured and 6 guineas plain.
Charles D’Oyly was a man of boundless energy, a satirical observer of Anglo-Indian life. Between 1821 and 1832 when D’Oyly lived in Patna, travellers up the Ganges would stop there and spend lively evenings at his house, admiring his drawings and dining well.
The original drawings for this work were probably made between 1833 and 1838 while D’Oyly was Senior Member of the Board of Customs, Salt, and Opium and Marine Board in Calcutta, but some must have been completed between 1839 and 1845 when he retired. The complete work was published after D’Oyly’s death in Italy in 1845. D’Oyly, the son of a well-known nabob became the centre of a fashionable group devoted to drawing.
Lithograph with original hand-colour heightened with gum Arabic. Approx. 340 x 540mm. (13 x 21ins). Lithographed by W. Robert and Lowes Dickinson after drawings by the late Sir Charles D’Oyly Bart. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Simpson (1823-1899)
From India Ancient and Modern. A Series of Illustrations of the Country and People of India and Adjacent Territories with text by Sir John William Kaye. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Simpson (1823-1899)
A unique print of Indian craftsmen from a set India Ancient and Modern. A Series of Illustrations of the Country and People of India and Adjacent Territories with text by Sir John William Kaye. Read the rest of this entry »