Moving Focus

K. G. Subramanyan

Out of Print


162pp 2006

ISBN : 9788170461999

Rs  450.00 (HB)
$29.95 (HB)
£24.95 (HB)

A mature artists insight, a serious teachers circumspection and sound scholarship . . . Binodebehari Mukherjee. Written between the early sixties and the mid-seventies, these collected articles and lectures 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 countrys most thoughtful and reflective senior artists and art teachers, K. G. Subramanyan’s analytical essays remain as relevant and useful today as they were when this collection first appeared in the late seventies. 

K. G. Subramanyan is a veteran artist who has worked with a wide range of media and materials, exhibiting extensively both within and outside the country. A major retrospective of his work was held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, in 2003. He has been part of the arts faculty at Baroda and is Professor Emeritus at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. His writings on art have been published widely.