Gandhi in Raza
The iconic modern Indian painter Sayed Haider Raza returned from France to India, his homeland, to spend the last five-and-half years of his life and artistic career.
- Category: Contemporary Art
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Raza almost musically, certainly rhythmically, creates a Gandhi saptak through this set of works exploring the conceptual universe which the Mahatma created: Characteristically Raza inscribes on one of his works the last words the Mahatma uttered before he dropped dead to the bullets of his assassin and on the other a favourite hymn of the Mahatma, a verse by the medieval poet Narsi Mehta. Raza, following the footsteps of the Mahatma, had been coming back to the theme of ‘peace’ in many of his works over the years. So here is the great master artist, Sayed Haider Raza, exploring some key concepts of the Mahatma in his own idiom, a rare series relating both to the subject—Mahatma, and the creator—Raza.
• Life, Art and Gandhian Light
• The Moral Aesthete in Gandhi
|Number of photographs||7 paintings and 11 photographs|
|Size||9.8 x 10.89" (249 x 277 mm), sc with gatefold|
|Date of Publishing||2017|
|Co-publisher(s)||Mapin in association with Akar Prakar, Kolkata, and the Raza Foundation|
|Rights Available||World rights|