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I could never understand the meanings of modern arts even those of MF Hussain. Is MF Hussain really a good painter which I always doubt?

Asked by Sanjay Mehta, 09 May '09 06:09 pm
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If we go by the art critics and experts, Modern art is the expression straight from the heart. But I dont buy this. For me appreciable art is something that makes sense to a person who is the most ignorant person in the field of art and makes him/her to appreciate it.
Answered by nigama rajanikant kataria, 10 May '09 04:31 pm

 
  
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There are no short cuts to learning to look at art . Two essentials : 1) Some degree of familiarity with art history is a very helpful guide 2) To look at as many works of art as possible in museums and art galleries. In India we have a problem of not having access to art museums eexcept in some of the metro cities. We learn to distinguish music by listening to it , art instead hshas to be seen to learn the language of art . Line , space , composition , harmony , color and artists personal vision about the subject are the basic vocabulary of art . Those who live in or travel to Delhi and if eager to see great art can visit National Gallery of Modern Art , Jaipur House , India Gate ; ND . Particularly about Husain there hangs a large canvas titled Zameen , it had won the national award for best painting in 1954 . It is a great work of modern Indian art by one of India\'s great masters.
Answered by mahesh chandra, 09 May '09 06:46 pm

 
  
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It is that rt which we people cant understand
Answered by Puglee, 09 May '09 06:19 pm

 
  
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My dear sanjay, haven't you heard the maxim "Art lies in concealing Art." ? Well, our modern artists and those who write blank verse seem to be floowing this maxim and making it a matter of multiple conjectures and a game of speculations and wild imagination as far as the interpretation of the hidden meaning of their work is concerned. Any way, I would blame my iown lack of imagination and illiteracy than these great masters for not being able to understand their imp. work.
Answered by Jaisingh Thakur, 09 May '09 06:13 pm

 
  
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Understand the fact that Husain went on to become the highest paid painter in India. His single canvases have fetched up to $2 million at a recent Christie\'s auction.

He has also worked (produced & directed) on few movies, including Gaja Gamini (with his muse Madhuri Dixit who was the subject of a series of his paintings which he signed Fida). The film was intended as a tribute to Ms. Dixit herself.[8] In this film she can be seen portraying various forms and manifestations of womanhood including the muse of Kalidasa, the Mona Lisa, a rebel, and musical euphoria. He went on to make Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (with Tabu). His autobiography is being made into a movie tentatively titled \"The Making of the Painter.\", starring Shreyas Talpade as the young Husain.[9]

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) (USA, Massachusetts) showed a solo exhibition from 4 November 2006 to 3 June 2007. It exhibited Husains paintings inspired by the Hindu epic, Mahabharata.

At the age of 92 Husain w ...more
Answered by Musfer, 09 May '09 06:12 pm

 
  
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Modern art is the art which tells something vigorously.
Answered by sanjoy karmakar, 09 May '09 06:11 pm

 
  
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He should provide a caption to all modern paints for us to understand
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 09 May '09 06:11 pm

 
  
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