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:
'In this work I bring together the sisters Amrita and Indira in the confrontationist manner of a standard Hollywood shot. The photograph of Amrita in Bombay was taken by Karl Khandalavala in 1936. Amrita and Karl wrote notes behind each of the twelve photographs he took. He wrote, 'Not bad as a side face, but I’ve missed something in the face which I saw as I was taking it.' Amrita replied, 'I like his. I would prefer the trimming closer to the head.' Indira’s photograph was taken in Shimla in the early 1940s by her father.'
|:||Digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c|
|:||38.1cm x 36.57cm|
|:||Digital photomontage, Photography, Amrita Sher-Gil|
|:||©Free Access - no-reuse|