Another Life: The Digitised Personal Archive of Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram
Completed in 2011, Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram's digitised archive of modern and contemporary Indian art brings to the public a broad range of material collected by Kapur and Sundaram since the 1960s. The collection not only documents the artwork and writings produced and published thus far during Kapur and Sundaram's prolific careers, but also documents events in India's art community over the last 50 years. The full archive will gradually be made accessible through the Collection Online. For the full collection description, please click here.
|:||This work is from the Re-take of Amrita series.
Excerpt from Vivan Sundaram, Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita, Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2001:
'This montage, which I would title 'Double-date,' is based on photographs taken in 1930 by Umrao Singh in the family flat at Rue de Bassano, off Champs-Élysées. Dressing up in satin, fur, and fancy hats for party life in Paris was à la mode for Amrita. In 1986, I met a number of her classmates from the École des Beaux-Arts, many of whom confessed their love for Amrita. Pierre Jannot said in an interview, 'I have been her lover…I have been her friend also, which is not the case with most of her lovers.''
|:||Digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c|
|:||38.1cm x 60.7cm|
|:||Digital photomontage, Photography, Amrita Sher-Gil|
|:||©Free Access - no-reuse|