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Portrait Of The Artist In The World
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Portrait Of The Artist In The World

Nemai Ghosh Paresh MaityIna Puri

Published by Westland | Language - English | Binding - Hard Bound

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About the Book: A Portrait of the Artist in the World

Nemai Ghosh, one of Indias most revered and loved photographers, has been shooting for more than half a century. His photos of Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Utpal Dutt and many others are a crucial archive of Indian cinemas golden era. Later, he extended this work to include art giants like M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, Jamini Roy and Tyeb Mehta, among others. In A Portrait of the Artist in the World, Ghosh shoots the renowned painter Paresh Maity. Hailing from a small town in West Bengal, Maity fought tremendous odds to chase his dreams. At home in the world, he lets the palette from his surroundings direct his stunning watercolours. He might be a superstar in the art world and a Padma Shri awardee today, but his success was hard won. Ghosh accompanied the indomitable Maity on his travels—from a tempestuous boat ride during Keralas monsoons to welcoming Basanta Utsav with baul singers at Santiniketan, from the medieval canals of Venice to the modern streets of London—training his lens on the artist at work. Writer and art collector Ina Puri, who is intimately familiar with the work of both these artists, contextualises Ghoshs photos and Maitys artwork. A compelling visual chronicle, this book brings together the genius of two formidable virtuosos of our times......

About the Author: Nemai Ghosh, Paresh Maity, Ina Puri

Nemai Ghosh has been the distinctive Satyajit Ray photographer, recording the auteur and his films over a thirty-year span with unusual fidelity and affection, and has worked extensively in cinema and theatre, as well as in documenting tribal life. Ghosh has published several books, including Satyajit Ray at 70 (1991), with a foreword by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Satyajit Ray: A Vision of Cinema (2005). He served as a jury member in the National Film Awards Committee for 2007 in the year 2009, and received the Padma Shri in 2010..

Lauded as one of the finest watercolourists in India and around the world today, Paresh Maitys journey began in Tamluk, a small town in West Bengal. He mastered the technique of oil painting at the Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta, where he got his BFA from, and graduated in MFA from the College of Art, Delhi.

Ina Puri is a writer, biographer, art curator and collector. Puris three-decade-long engagement with the arts embraces everything from tribal art and folk theatre to contemporary performing arts, visual arts and literature. She is the author of several books, including In Black and White, Faces of Indian Art, and Journey with a Hundred Strings. Her latest book is Raghu Rais Kolkata. She also produced Meeting Manjit, a film on Bawa, her friend and collaborator, which won the National Award. She is currently the editor at Art Varta and recently published a pictorial memoir on Pandit Sharma, entitled The Man and His Music. Puri lives in Gurgaon.

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Book: Portrait Of The Artist In The World
Author: , , ,
ISBN-13: 9789389152074
Product Code EBK0465850
Binding: Hard Bound
Publishing Date: 2020-03-09
Publisher: Westland
Number of Pages: 370
Language: English

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