Western Artists and India

Western Artists and India

Creative Inspirations in Art and Design

  1. Edited by Shanay Jhaveri
  2. Texts by Devika Singh
  • ISBN 9780500516881
  • 29.00 x 21.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 272pp
  • 381 Illustrations, 294 in colour
  • First published 2013
‘A rich compilation of essays and portfolios’ – Art Quarterly

Western Artists and India identifies the cross-cultural exchanges between India and the West following independence

This highly original volume has nearly 400 images – the majority in colour – which include many hitherto unpublished photographs from personal archives.

The book has its primary focus on important American and European artists and designers who travelled to India and created works inspired by their visits. While providing a valuable portrait of a largely unacknowledged aspect of the history of art produced in India, their journeys serve as the conduit to an examination of the growth of Indian Modernism and rare moments of local patronage.

Includes seven authoritative essays by noted critics and art historians; four fascinating interviews with the artists Howard Hodgkin, Lynda Benglis, Luigi Ontani and Wolfgang Laib; a specially commissioned contribution by the artist Matti Braun; and portfolios of twenty-eight artists and one publisher.

Shanay Jhaveri is the editor of Outsider Films on India: 1950 –1990, and has curated film programmes at Tate Modern, Frieze and Iniva.