Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Josef James (ed.)

Title   Cholamandal: An Artists' Village

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   23 Cms x 29 Cms

Publisher   New Delhi, India Oxford University Press 2004

ISBN    0195669886 / 9780195669886

Seller ID   003154

'This book, the work of many hands in keeping with the diversity and collegiality that characterized the Paniker-led response [to contemporary art], tells the fascinating and moving story of how artistic freedom and independence were aspired for and won along a path strewn with obstacles. It is part elegy, part scholarship, part informed journalism.' -- N Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu 'Today Cholamandal, named after an ancient dynasty that encouraged the arts, is India's largest self-supporting art colony and one of the most successful in Asia. Twenty-one of the original forty artists remain. "They are the enlightenment of contemporary art in India", said Santhanaraj, a prominent painter who spent several days there. They have combined Western and Eastern influences and generated a cycle of interest in contemporary art.' -- Stephen Kinzer, The New York Times This is the story of Cholamandal, which began in 1966 as an artists' village situated on a ten-acre p lo t on the Coromandel Coast near Chennai. It offered a place where artists could live, create, and share their art with others within the community. At Cholamandal, the creative artist is an equal participant in society, self-employed and independent. This book profiles a series of such creative artists, who have each carved a place for themselves in the world of art, some of them, internationally. Illustrated with over 130 beautiful colour plates depicting the artists' work, this is a wonderful and important document of a novel and sustainable idea, one which deserves emulation. Cholamandal was an attempt to foster a genre of art which, according to the principle of the institution in its early days, the late K.C.S. Paniker, was 'Indian in spirit and worldwide contemporary'. Towards the end of the fifties, many painters and sculptors in the Madras School of Arts and Crafts joined in the search for what amounted to a new way of life in contemporary art. The venture was an excitin g one and soon proved to be exacting as well. Thirty talented painters and sculptors acquired land to work at Cholamandal in comparative peace. There, the artist would paint or sculpt through the major part of the day, and applied himself to a congenial art craft during leisure hours, to supplement, if necessary, his income from the sale of paintings and sculptures. In the book, a biographical sketch or interview with each artist explains the motivation and technique behind the works produced at Cholamandal. These artists, some of whom live and work there even now, with a few exceptions, were once students of the Government School of Arts and Crafts, Madras. Cholamandal marked a new way of life in Indian contemporary art, and is perhaps the first of its kind anywhere in the world. This book reveals the artists who lived there, as well as the spirit behind their works, to the general reader and the connoisseur of modern Indian art.

Cholamandal Artist India

Price = 69.99 USD


Books of related interest
Job Satisfaction and Work Motivation
Pranay Purohit
12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Apollo
Denys Sutton (ed.)
5.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Edinburgh World Atlas or Advanced Atlas of Modern Geography
John Bartholomew
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Prithviwallahs
Shashi Kapoor and Deepa Gahlot
21.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Swiss and Thei Mountains: A Study of the Influence of Mountains on Man
Sir Arnold Lunn
9.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Art of the Westen World: Prehistoric to Classical Painting
Gian Guido Belloni
9.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings of G.B. Tiepolo Including Pictures By His Pupils and Followers Wrongly Attributed to Him
Antonio Morassi
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Dutch Still-Life Painting from the 16th to the 18th Centuries in Danish Collections
Poul Gammelbo
175.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Critical Vision: Selected Writings
A.S. Raman
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

100 Holidays in the Hills and 100 Bonus Hideaways
Outlook Traveller Getaways
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Rahmani of M.P. Kunhikunhi Malmi of Kavaratti: A Sailing Manual of Lakshadweep
Lotika Varadarajan (ed.)
17.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Early India: A Concise History
D.N. Jha
7.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie