Krishen Khanna Mapin Publishing

Krishen Khanna

Images In My Time
Norbert Lynton
Contributions by Krishen Khanna, Gayatry Sinha, Ranjit Hoskote, Marilyn Roshton, Tanuj Berry, Saman Malik (Foreword)

Essays by Krishen Khanna, Norbert Lynton, Gayatri Sinha, Ranjit Hoskote, Marilyn Rushton, and Tanuj Berry.

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Essays by Krishen Khanna, Norbert Lynton, Gayatri Sinha, Ranjit Hoskote, Marilyn Rushton, and Tanuj Berry.
Born in Lahore in 1925, Khanna learnt the tools of his trade at the evening classes conducted at the Mayo School of Art, Lahore. In the wake of India’s partition he moved to Simla and thereafter to Delhi where he currently lives and works. So far, he has had over forty one-man shows held at galleries in India and abroad. He has participated in the Tokyo Biennale, in 1957 and 1961, the Sao Paulo Biennale (1960) and in the Venice Biennale (1962). He won the National Award of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1965, the Gold Medal at the First Triennale of Contemporary World Art, New Delhi in 1968. He was a recipient of Padma Shree, awarded by the President of India, in 1990.

Khanna’s style is discussed by Norbert Lynton – the artist dabbled in abstraction but returned to representational art as a member of the Progressive Artists’ Group. This was a brief movement practised by artists striving towards modernity and challenged India’s caste-driven structure.

The artist’s work is placed in its biographical, historical and social context through the examination of several of his paintings among which are Flagellation and a series of bandwallahs (musicians) in the 1970s. The depiction of musicians has motivated two writers – Gayatri Sinha and Marilyn Rushton – to look at Khanna’s work in relation to the theme of music.

This book is the first to combine an Indian artist’s monograph with the discussion of the socio-political context which motivated a generation of Indian artists.

Norbert Lynton, professor emeritus at the University of Sussex and former director of exhibitions for the Arts Council of Great Britain, has written widely on twentieth-century art. He is the author of The Story of Modern Art and co-author of The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists.

Gayatri Sinha is an independent curator and art critic based in New Delhi. She is the author of Krishen Khanna: A Critical Biography, The Art of Adimoolam and Krishen Khanna: The Embrace of Love.

Ranjit Hoskote is a cultural theorist, independent curator and poet. He is the author of ten books. These include four studies of art and artists, of which the most recent is Baiju Parthan: A User’s Manual (2006).

Marilyn Rushton is a barrister-at-law and an academic with a strong interest in contemporary Indian art.

Tanuj Berry is a friend of Krishen Khanna’s and a collector of modern and contemporary Indian art. He has been involved with a number of signifi cant projects and publications on many important Indian artists.

The Betrayal and Flagellation
Serenading Lajwanti
The Secular Miracle: On Krishen
Khanna’s The Raising of Lazarus
A Stranger at Gyaniji’s Dhaba
O.K. Tata
The Blind King and
Blindfolded Queen
Evening News
In Retrospect
Note on Contributors
ISBN 9788188204953
Pages 144
Number of illustrations 116 colour illustrations
Size 8.75 x 11.75" (222 x 299 mm), hc
Date of Publishing 2007
Language(s) English
Co-publisher(s) Mapin in association with Lund Humphries
Rights Available World rights

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