What’s special about Delhi Art Gallery’s fourth edition of ‘Manifestations,’ its bi-annual exhibition? It includes 75 works from 75 luminaries of 20th century Indian art. “Only two pieces of art have been worked on in the last five years. The rest are early works from the artists,” says Kishore Singh, head of exhibitions and publications at DAG.
The masters — F.N. Souza, M.F. Husain, the Tagores, Chittaprosad, Nandalal Bose, Satish Gujral — are here as are those from important movements such as the Progressives, the Baroda School, Cholamandala Artists. ‘Manifestations IV’ also showcases sculptures such as Ramkinker Baij’s cement head of his student, Meeta Dhar.
The exhibition’s sole anonymous work, an Early Bengal Oil painting of a snake sacrifice with an imperial building as
backdrop, is another curiosity.
The exhibition is on at DAG in DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj. February 7 to March 31. Visit delhiartgallery.com