Currently out of stock. Special Centenary Edition forthcoming in June 2023.
Written between the early 1960s and the mid-1970s, these collected articles and lectures by K. G. Subramanyan reflect on some of the major concerns of the practising artist and scholar of modern Indian art: tradition and modernism, the question of the image, the use of art criticism. There are also essays on the work of Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Binodebehari Mukherjee, Ramkinker Baij and Amrita Sher-Gil. Together, they deal with the focal changes taking place in the contemporary art situation—a period of great significance in terms of cultural development, just about a decade and a half after Indias hard-won Independence—and seek to put them in perspective. Written by one of the country’s most thoughtful and reflective visual artists and art teachers, these analytical essays remain as relevant and useful today as they were when this collection first appeared decades ago.