Krishna’s CosmosThe Creativity of an Artist, Sculptor & Teacher
A young student at Santiniketan was studying a tree, to unravel how the petals part. Walking past him, Nandalal Bose said: “If you persist, the tree will accept you in its shade and even let you walk in…”
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This creativity is in itself a process of learning—for the artist and his students alike. It enables an observer to peer into the innermost essence of things and ponder on the universe in constant upheaval. The inward life of the cosmos itself is brought before us—all through his viscosity prints.
Krishna Reddy worked a revolution in printmaking by discovering this method of printing numerous colours from a single metal plate. Experiments in the possibilities of simultaneous colour printing remained unpredictable until Krishna analysed the oil contents of inks and effected ways of controlling that. The impact was a reliable viscosity print: graphic artists could now work with the intensity of tones and range of colours in a single print.
That, along with the spirituality of his art, makes Krishna Reddy a legend in his lifetime.
Santiniketan is only one of 250 universities to have him as an artist in residence. A museum in Bangalore devotes a wing to his prints. Paris and London, Ljubljana and Venice, Australia and Argentina. Morocco and China—biennales and triennales boast his retrospectives. Solo shows, multiple workshops, lectures, publications. portfolios—Krishna Reddy's life is buzzing with activity. But for Krishna, it is not enough to produce his art; one is responsible for sharing one’s knowledge, too.
This book is an attempt to portray this artist with a message. It is, as we said, a study in the creativity of a master.
Krishna in India
Krishna in Paris
Krishna in America
Image, Material and Process
Krishna the Educator
Krishna's Cosmos-A View from India
Essays on Krishna's Art by Other Artists and Authors
SW Hayter Robert Blackburn
Richard Bartholomew Amitav Ghosh
Solos Shows and Retrospectives In ternational Shows
Group Shows in India Seminars, Lectures, Workshops Public Lectures
Juror & Panel Member Awards & Honours
Museums & Corporate Collections
Index of Art Works
|Number of illustrations||135|
|Size||8.5 x 11" (216 x 280 mm), hc|
|Date of Publishing||2003|
|Rights Available||World rights|