M. F. Husain: Horses and Mother Silk Serigraphs

3rd Nov 2017

India House Art Gallery (Map)

Event Description

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This travelling exhibition of the most celebrated artist of India comes to Pune, to be shown for the first time in India after successfully shown in New York, London, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore. The show will be on from Friday the 3rd of November 2017, till Saturday the 12th of November 2017 at India House Art Gallery, 53 Sopan Bagh, Balewadi in Western Pune (www.ihag.in). The curator Ramprasad Akkisetti of India House Art Gallery, Pune distinctly makes an attempt to bring to the city the best exhibitions from across the world. India House Art Gallery stands for passion, dedicated to the interpretation of human existence through highly crafted imagery. The gallery seeks to introduce the connoisseurs of Pune and the rest of India to creative genius that is of truly international quality, and influential in nature.

These limited edition Silk screen prints or Serigraphs, are a series of M. F. Husain’s works created by master print maker Anil Relia of Archer Art Gallery, Ahmedabad who has spent many long hours understanding Husain and  capturing the brilliance of life and the raging emotions of his paintings. Archer Gallery’s skills have been able to work wonders with Husain’s serigraphs scrolls that would now make them easily affordable and available to a large number of Husain’s admirers.

These Silk Serigraphs were shown first in China, the land of scrolls and Xu Beihong, the painter of horses and winding further east to Japan, the land of Hokusai, the master of woodcut prints. The silk scrolls will show various emotions of Mother Teresa and the various motions of the Horses. These vigorous, large scrolls  demonstrate Husain’s tremendous energy, raw power and physical vigor embodied in the metaphor of the horse combined with the equally powerful emotive energy of the mother and child, and the strength of nurturance and empathy that this metaphor stands for.