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New Found Lands: The Indian Landscape from Empire to Freedom

April 2-May 31, 2021 10:00 am — 6:00 pm

DAG, The Fuller Building, 41 East, 57th St. Suite 708, New York, USA

Curated by Dr. Giles Tillotson, New Found Lands explores landscape painting in India over a period of two hundred years, from 1780 to 1980.

The exhibition unfolds a visual story that moves from an imposed colonial gaze, through Indian accommodation and adjustment, to rejection, and the profusion of new forms of imagery, rooted in the land. Starting with English artists who travelled in India from the late 18th century onwards, to the introduction of new materials and teaching methods in the art schools from the middle of the 19th century, to the adoption of similar approaches by Indian artists as a result of the introduction of new materials and teaching methods in the art schools during the mid-19th century until the 20th century when Indian artists sought new modes of expression, and invented a glorious array of new landscape styles.

Featuring 108 works divided into three sections, the exhibition, accompanied by a book, investigates the development of landscape painting from the perspective of the Picturesque, the Naturalistic and the Free.

To find out more, visit the gallery’s website here.