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.
|:||Self as Tahitian|
|:||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:
'The Post-Impressionist Self-portrait as Tahitian (1934) is a daring painting. Amrita posed herself as a nude torso in the manner of the Tahitian 'other.' But in her reference to Gauguin’s painting of exotic women, there is an ironic reclamation of lost ground: the desire in women. My work, with poster-pin-up frontality, extends the irony.'
|:||Digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c|
|:||55.88cm x 30.48cm|
|:||Digital photomontage, Photography, Amrita Sher-Gil|
|:||©Free Access - no-reuse|