“Europe belongs to Picasso, Matisse and many others, India belongs only to me”
The above quote reflects the undying love the legendary artist, Amrita Shergill, had for India. In fond remembrance of the legendary artist, Liszt Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre Delhi will present a ‘Mobile Museum – Amrita among us’ commemorating the 111th birth anniversary of the iconic Hungarian Indian painter Amrita Sher Gil on January 31 at 4 pm at Khan Market.
Amrita (1913 – 1941) was an eminent Indian painter born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish mother. She has been called one of the greatest avant garde artists of the twentieth century whose depiction of the plight of women had made her art a beacon for women in India and abroad.
She was fondly known as India’s Frida Kahlo of East.
Today, she is considered an important woman painter of 20th century India, whose legacy stands on par with that of the Masters of Bengal Renaissance. She is also one of the ‘most expensive’ woman painters of India whose artworks get sold for a whopping amount.
‘Mobile museum’ presents 9 live paintings inspired by some of the famous art works of Amrita Sher Gil including Three Girls, Self Portrait, The Little Girl in Blue, Victor Egan, Portrait of Father, Young man with Apples etc.
Students of National School of Drama will be in act as live paintings. From the waist up, each person is styled in subject-specific makeup, clothing and accessories, transforming them into uncanny painterly depictions. They also wear gold frames with painted backgrounds, completing the museum-worthy looks.
When: 4 pm, January 31
Where: Khan Market