04 March 2007

Amrita Shergill exhibition - well worth visiting

Amrita seated - taken by her father in the early 30s

If you are in London and you want to go to an art exhibtion the Amrita shergill (or Shergil or Sher-gil) exhibition at the Tate Modern is well worth visiting. I know it's up against a huge retrospective of Gilbert and George's work and there is a major Hogarth exhibition at the Tate Britain but I was glad I went. To the best of my knowledge there aren't any examples of her art on display in a British gallery so it is a wonderful opportunity to see a prodigous talent whose life was cut short so young.

Self portrait as Tahitian 1934

Fruit vendors 1937


Hill women 1935


Sleep 1932. The model is her sister Indira

Hungarian village market 1939

The above pictures all appear at the exhibition and are photos of postcards or of plates. Click here and here for my earlier posts on Amrita Shergill

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful paintings

Raza Rumi said...

Great posts with stunning images. I would like to cross-post some images with credits of course. Hope that's OK with you.

jams o donnell said...

Glad you liked them but be aware that I have probably broken a load of copyright laws publishing them here myself!

Raza Rumi said...

Dear Jams, thanks for the warning but I think several images of these paintings are available online. I have been searching online recently. In any case, reprodcution for non-commercial purposes with credits should keep us safe!

www.razarumi.wordpress.com

jams o donnell said...

I hope so raza rumi. I really did enjoy teh exhibition. Shame there seems to be no examples of her work here in the UK.

Aman said...

These are beautiful paintings. It is beauty beyond imagination. She has described her body very well. All the curves and shapes are awesome the color combination is also very good. Veru true to life paintings.

jams o donnell said...

I had only heard of her a month before the exhibition was announced - A Hungarian friend told me about her. I was so glad I went to the exhibition. She truly was an outstanding talent aman

Anonymous said...

well i went over to her estate in saraya today where she spent a part of her married life. Since it's in a rural place in India, it reflects in many of her paintings. And they are all stunning. Wish I could see the real paintings!!

jams o donnell said...

Wow that must have been a great place to visit!

susjoy said...

nice post and thanks for providing excellent paintings of my favorite painter.

jams o donnell said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the psot. I was so glad I went to see the exhibition

Dr.Ramesh kumar said...

amritha is favourite artist... i admire her a lot...thnank u for your beautiful post

jams o donnell said...

You're welcome!