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TWO DECADES IN A FRAME

The book, Art of Bengal: A Vision Defined (1955-1975), edited by Rudrangshu Mukherjee, (CIMA, Rs 3,600), is the catalogue for an eponymous exhibition, currently showing at the city’s CIMA gallery. The exhibition features 10 eminent artists, who are representative of a “generation that largely reworked and repositioned the stance of visual art in modern India”. These are Bikash Bhattacharjee, Meera Mukherjee, Somnath Hore, Ganesh Pyne, to name a few. Besides reproductions of some of the paintings and sculptures on show, the book also includes essays that the political, artistic and philosophical climate that shaped the sensibilities of the artists and their work. Also included are brief profiles of the artists, a brief sketch of their development, the many influences on them and where they broke away to make their own way. (On top is Meera Mukherjee’s Cosmic Dancer; on the bottom, Ganesh Pyne’s Robes and the Mask)

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