Exhibitions

Durga, 1985

 

Bikash Bhattacharjee, (1940 – 2006)

Oil on canvas, 41 1/2 x 39 3/4 inches (105.4 x 101 cm)

Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, E301220

© The Estate of Bikash Bhattacharjee. Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, photograph by Walter Silver.

 

Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, From the Peabody Essex Museum's Herwitz Collection

On view February 2, 2013 to April 21, 2013

Located in the: Peabody Essex Museum

The political freedoms gained from Britain at midnight on August 15, 1947, inspired a revolutionary art movement that continued through the economic boom of the 1990s. Unrestricted by cultural expectations, three generations of Indian artists fully engaged with the world around them, embracing their individualistic approaches to modern art. 

Drawn from PEM's Herwitz Collection and loans from museums and private collections.

Support provided by the Chester and Davida Herwitz Charitable Trust, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Marguerite and Kent Srikanth Charugundla, Dr. Mahesh and Smita Patel, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, and the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum. 

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Images

Durga, 1985

Durga, 1985

 

Bikash Bhattacharjee, (1940 – 2006)

Oil on canvas, 41 1/2 x 39 3/4 inches (105.4 x 101 cm)

Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, E301220

© The Estate of Bikash Bhattacharjee. Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, photograph by Walter Silver.

 

The Bombay Buccaneer, 1994

The Bombay Buccaneer, 1994

Atul Dodiya, (b. 1959)

Acrylic and oil on canvas with film clapstick

72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)

Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, E301042

©Atul Dodiya. Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, photograph by Walter Silver. 

Sketch, 1994

Sketch, 1994

Sudhir Patwardhan, (b. 1949)

Oil on canvas with pencil on paper drawing

48 x 40 inches (121.9 x 101.6 cm)

Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, E303393

© Sudhir Patwardhan. Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, photograph by Walter Silver. 

Ganapati the Warrior, 1977

Ganapati the Warrior, 1977

Jogen Chowdhury, (b. 1939)

Pen, ink, pastel, and lacquer on paper

21 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches (55.2 x 75.6 cm)

Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, E300806

©Jogen Chowdhury. Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, photograph by Walter Silver. 

Family - 1, 1983

Family - 1, 1983

Ranbir Singh Kaleka, (b. 1953)

Oil on canvas

80 1/2 x 85 1/4 inches (204.5 x 216.5 cm)

Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, E301025

©Ranbir Singh Kaleka. Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, photograph by Walter Silver. 

Sequence, 1981

Sequence, 1981

Tyeb Mehta, (1925 - 2009)

Oil on canvas

69 x 102 1/2 inches (175.3 x 260.4 cm)

Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, E301015

©The Estate of Tyeb Mehta.

Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, photograph by Walter Silver.

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