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Another Life: The Digitised Personal Archive of Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram

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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.  


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Vivan SUNDARAM, Amrita in Orientalist 'Turban', 2001, digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c, 38.1cm x 49.3cm.

: Amrita in Orientalist 'Turban'
: Vivan SUNDARAM
: Vivan SUNDARAM
: 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:

'Amrita probably used this photograph to make her self-portrait. Notice that the dress she wears has similar dots in the painting. By adding a heavy necklace and turban to her portrait she foregrounds her Eurasian identity. Amrita came under the influence of Delacroix’s romantic and oriental paintings in the 1930s. A grand colonial exhibition took place in Paris, also in 1930, and the exoticism of the east was a presence in Parisian culture and fashion of that decade.'
: Digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c
: 38.1cm x 49.3cm
: 2001
: India
: artwork documentation
: Digital photomontage, Photography, Amrita Sher-Gil
: Vivan Sundaram
: Online
: ©Free Access - no-reuse
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