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Author Dalmia, Yashodhara.

Title Buddha to Krishna. Life and times of a South Asian artist / yashodhara Dalmia
Published Basingstoke : Taylor & Francis Ltd 2016
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Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Summary This book traces the emergence of modernism in art in South Asia by exploring the work of the iconic artist George Keyt. Closely interwoven with his life, Keyt's art reflects the struggle and triumph of an artist with very little support or infrastructure. He painted as he lived, full of colour, turmoil and intensity. In this compelling account, the author examines the eventful course of his journey, bringing to light unknown and startling facts: the personal ferment that Keyt went through because of his tumultuous relationships with women; his close involvement with social events in India and Sri Lanka on the threshold of Independence; and his somewhat angular engagement with artists of the 43 Group. A collector's delight, including colour plates and black-and-white photographs, reminiscences and intimate correspondences, this book reveals the portrait of an artist among the most charismatic figures of our times. It will interest scholars and researchers of art and art history, modern South Asian studies, sociology, cultural studies as well as art aficionados
Notes Print version record
Subject Keyt, George.
Keyt, George.
Art -- South Asia -- History
Modernism (Art)
ART / History / General
Modernism (Art)
South Asia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315311445