Exhibitions

You-July '70, 1970

Biren De, 1926 – 2011
Oil on canvas
51 x 52 inches (129.5 x 132 cm)
The Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, E301118

Figuring the Abstract in Indian Art

On view April 5, 2014 to May 31, 2015

Located in the: Wheatland Family Gallery

This installation of 20th-century paintings and 15th- to 19th-century sculptures explores the concept of abstraction as a vehicle for embodying form and meaning. Moving beyond culture and across time, these works consider style, structure and color, as well as the figurative, metaphorical and idealized as key facets of the abstract.

The works on view are drawn from PEM's Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection, the most important holding of 20th-century contemporary art from India in this country, the Dr. Leo Figiel Collection of bronze sculpture and The Tina and Anil Ambani Collection, one of India's leading private collections.

See more about the bronze sculptures at http://pem.org/sites/faces-of-devotion/

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