Monday, February 11, 2013

Women of Indian Art

Here is another one in the series of profiling top Indian artists. The first one I created was about the top selling (auction) Modern Artists of India. The second one is solely dedicated to the talent and brilliant Women of Indian Art. Here is the introduction, behind which there behind the scenes profile of each of them. The profiles explain their idiosyncracies, their styles, the evolution of their careers, etc.

This feature is dedicated to the most accomplished and admirable women artists of India. Nowadays, women artist of India are treated on an equal platform with male artists, the respect given to the women artist are same..

This is however not always the case, back in the 40s, women were not put on the same pedestal as male artists, except for Amrita-Sher-gel who had her foreign descent and brazen attitude (& of course talent) to bolster her image among the artist community. It was in the 70s that the stature of women artists were elevated artist among the art community and patrons.

However, this feature portrays the women who made a difference in the art scene and were recognized for the art rather than gender. Great art has come out of the hands of women artists like Anjolie Ela Menon, Aprita Singh, Devayani Krishan , Asma Menon, Gogi Sarojpal and most famous of all Amrita Sher-gil.

Most of these artists had women subjects as their centre of inspiration – their portrayal of women were primarily to show the daily activities and travails they faced in society and there was no emphasis on sensuality of the subject. Many of them fought tradition to follow their passion of the arts.

We will be featuring more women artist in due time. You can read in detail about each artists life, idiosyncrasies and events that made them where they are today.
Read their profiles here

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