Ashta Nayak: Eight Pioneers of Contemporary Indian Art is a landmark show featuring the eight founders of Modern Indian art. It begins today!
“The Progressive Artists Group formed on the eve of India’s independence from Britain in 1947. Inspired by Western Expressionism and Fauvism, and opposed to the revivalist and ethnic trends in Indian art, the Progressives aimed to create a new national aesthetic for India within the framework of international modernism. The result was a spirited use of color, bold brushwork, and abstraction in Indian art, which contrasted the relative placidity and restraint of India’s artistic past. Including new works and works from private collections, Ashta Nayak presents a comprehensive survey of how Indian art has evolved in the past 50 years by these 8 masters and juxtaposes the diversity amongst these artists.”
Please RSVP to Alka Singal, Gallery Director.
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