November Painting of the Month

My Painting of the Month for November comes from the inspirational Indian  pavilion at the Venice Biennale. “Zameen”, 1955, a controversial frieze painting, several feet long, from 1955; it has been alternatively praised and vilified by critics over the years but has become an established icon of Indian Modern Art. 

Venice, Indian pavilion
MF Husain, Zameen, 1955, National Gallery of Modern Art, currently at Indian Pavilion!Venice Biennale 2019

The theme is typical of twentieth century modern art integrating images of an agricultural primordial past with the challenges presented by an industrial and post industrial world.

Maqbool Fida Husain better known as M. F. Husain (1915 – 2011) was a Modern Indian painter, regarded as India’s most prolific, controversial, and world-renowned artists. He was an artist of international acclaim, and a founding member of the Bombay Progressive Artists Group

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