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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, Artist with 'The Bride's Toilet', 2001, digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c, 38.1cm x 34.5cm.

: Artist with 'The Bride's Toilet'
: 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:

'Indira’s wedding with Kalyana Sundaram took place in Shimla on 2 October 1937; a week later Amrita declared that she would get married the following year. In April 1937 she had painted The Bride’s Toilet. Inspired by Ajanta, this is one of the paintings from her South Indian trilogy. Here, in a detail of the painting, I draw in the extra figure of a boy from the painting’s edge. To further crowd the scene in Ajantaesque fashion, I slip in a transparent Amrita from the Lake Balaton pictures; she joins the ceremony for the sublime bride.'  


: Digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c
: 38.1cm x 34.5cm
: 2001
: India
: artwork documentation
: Digital photomontage, Photography, Amrita Sher-Gil
: Vivan Sundaram
: Online
: ©Free Access - no-reuse
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