Home  |  Sign in  |  Register  
Cart
 
 

SEARCH

 

BROWSE BY CATEGORY

Archaelogy
Architecture
Art
Artist Monographs
Biography
Children's Books
Contemporary Art
Crafts
Culture
Design
Environment
Fiction
Heritage
Literature
Museum / Gallery and Exhibition Catalogues
Painting
Photography
Poetry
Reference
Sculpture
Textiles
Women's Studies

BROWSE ALPHABETICALLY

Out of Print Titles

Mapin Anytime Stationery

Please note that some books from our list are not available on the website just now. We will have them online shortly.
 
Browse Category > Contemporary Art > Meera Mukherjee: Purity of Vision
View image
Meera Mukherjee: Purity of Vision

by Dr. Geeti Sen

This volume offers an understanding of Meera Mukherjee’s art through essays and translated excerpts from diary and letters.
More

Category: Contemporary Art, Reference
Tags:
 
228.5 x 330 mm | 9 x 13 in
Hardcover | 152 pages
147 colour illustrations
23 colour photographs
ISBN:
978-93-85360-03-9 (Mapin)

 
PRICE:
Rs.2,950.00  | $55.00  | £45.00
 
 
 
          
   
 
-
Table of contents  |  Sample Pages  |  Reviews
Table of contents

Foreword 

Introduction: Nandini Ghosh 

1. Recalling Meera as a Person

     i. Purity of Vision: Maitreyi Chatterjee

    ii. My Friend Meera: Shilvanti Pracht

II. On Meera’s Art:The Artist and Her Language

    i. Notes from Germany: Georg Lechner 

    ii. Art and Social Involvement: Maja von Rosenbladt

    iii. A World in Bronze: Clelia Segieth 

    iv. The Gathering of Experience and the Choice of Tradition:          Pranabranjan Ray 

    v. Meera’s journey to the Himalayas: Geeti Sen 

    vi. From Child-Art to Stitched Painting: Adip Dutta 

III. Meera on Art

    i. Meera in her own words: Part 1

   ii. Meera in her own words: Part 2

Biography

Contributors

Acknowledgements

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
 
Selected Images
 

Description

Choosing bronze as her favourite medium, Meera Mukherjee (1923–1998) formed her own simplistic, modernist, life-like world of sculptures. They possess a ‘lifeforce’ that speaks to the ordinary being instead of alienating them. Mukherjee’s commitment to her practice made her valiant enough to step out of her comfort zone and dedicate herself to visual arts. Her devotion to the craft traditions of India guided her to Madhya Pradesh, Bengal and South India. The artist’s language is similar to that of the quotidian life in her immediate surroundings, shedding light upon social issues.

This one of a kind volume offers an understanding of Mukherjee’s art through the most comprehensive collection of essays by writers who have known her personally and professionally, as well as from translated texts and excerpts from her diary and letters.

 

Published in association with Akar Prakar, Kolkata, Emami Art, New Delhi, and supported by Raza Foundation.

 

Dr. Geeti Sen, a cultural historian and author, is the former Director of the Indian Cultural Centre in Nepal. Dr. Nandini Ghosh, is currently UGC Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Culture Studies at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. Late Maitreyi Chatterjee was a women’s rights activist, writer and critic. Clelia Segieth is a writer and art curator. Adip Dutta is a member of the Faculty of Visual Arts at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. Dr. Georg Lechner is the former Director, Goethe-Institut, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, and Europe. Shilvanti Pracht is a friend of Meera Mukherjee from her college days in Delhi. Pranabranjan Ray, an art critic and author, is a founder member and secretary of the Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta. Maja von Rosenbladt, a German national, has been a dear friend of Meera Mukherjee and part of the Dhankhet Bidyalaya.

 

 

THIS BOOK

Imprint:

Rights Available

 

OTHER TITLES OF INTEREST

by Mrinal Ghosh
A monograph on Shyamal Dutta Ray's work - an exploration of his water colour paintings.
by Sanjoy Kumar Mallik
by Norbert Lynton et al
Krishen Khanna’s work is placed in its biographical, historical and social context.
 
 
مدونة السفير دعم فني العاب واي