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Mapping history

art-and-culture Updated: Aug 11, 2012 00:39 IST

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Over the centuries, landscapes have lived in the heart of the Indian art movements.

An exhibition, The Changing Horizon, will map the journey of Indian landscapes with 365 artworks in perhaps the first panorama of the genre, which paved the way for a fusion of eastern sensibilities with western styles. An early tribe of European traveller-artists like the Daniell Brothers, Edward Cheney introduced Indian landscapes. “The genre began in India with the arrival of the European traveller-artist at a time when it was waning in Europe, which was experimenting with impressionism,” says art writer Kishore Singh, who has curated the exhibition.

The exhibition, which Singh says is one of the “first on landscape art,” will bring together the work of the earliest European artist-travellers, Indian artists and many other landscape painters.

“Two landscape art by MF Husain, not known to have painted landscapes, will be a special highlight,” he said.

Catch him here

What: Exhibition-Changing Horizon
When: August 18-September 29
Entry: Free
Where: Delhi Art Gallery Private Limited. 11, Hauz Khas Village

NEAREST METRO STATION: Hauz Khas on the yellow line