Thursday, December 22, 2016

Metropolitan Museum of Art opens first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati

ARTDAILY
Y.G. Srimati, Mahakali New York, 1980. Watercolor on paper, 29 ¼ in. x 21 7/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Michael Pellettieri, in memory of Y.G. Srimati, 2009 (2009.211) Photo: © 2009 M. Pellettieri.
NEW YORK---The first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007) is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "An Artist of Her Time: Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style" demonstrates Srimati’s consistent commitment to her vision of an Indian style. Raised in the heated climate of the independence movement—as a teenager, she performed devotional songs at prayer meetings for Mahatma Gandhi—Srimati explored themes from Indian religious epic literature and rural culture, asserting traditional subject matter as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments. [link]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: "An Artist of Her Time: Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style" (Dec. 15, 2016 - June 18, 2017); 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York; (212) 535-7710; metmuseum.org

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