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  • Naimisha 2022

    Name of CPIODesignationTelephone Number
    Dr. Shashi BalaCurator011-23071005

    The Director,
    National Gallery of Modern Art,
    Ministry of Culture, Government of India
    Jaipur House, Sher Shah Road
    New Delhi 110003
    Telephone Number : 011-23386111

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    By the middle of 1980s, contemporary Indian art began to chart a new direction. The discourses that dominated the art scene of earlier decades slowly faded away. The younger generation of artists engaged themselves with new concerns. They explored fresh concepts (and the concept acquired preeminence, so that the artist’s idea became germane to the work leaving him free to commission helpers to complete the project). Post-modern ideas left their mark. They experimented with new media, material and techniques, they rethought the scale of the work attempting site-specific three-dimensional installations and they were prepared to negotiate with both global and local stimuli. Themes involving gender, environment and urban crisis began to surface in images. The vibrancy of popular culture worked as a major trigger in image-making. Some of the younger artists, even when they were working with representational forms eschewed narrative elements even as they gave vent to whimsy. In sum, contemporary art tore through the silken veils of the exclusive private gallery ambience and donned an assertive dynamism, a colourful vitality.

    Work of Sudhir Patwardhan, Vivan Sundaram, Veena Bhargava, Arpita Singh, Nalini Malani, Paramjit Singh, Manu Parekh, Manjit Bawa, Rameshwar Broota, Jatin Das, Anjolie Ela Menon, Arpana Caur, Amitava Das, Chittrovanu Majumdar, Jaya Ganguly, Jayashree Chakravarti, Rekha Rodwittiya, Rajeev Lochan, Atul Dodiya, Jitish Kallat, Subodh GHupta, Anju Dodiya, Hema Upadhaya, Chintan Upadhaya, Riyas Komu, Probir Gupta, Anandajit Ray, and NS Harsha in the NGMA collection beautifully capture the eclectic spirits of contemporary art practices.


    Bikash Bhattacharjee

    Untitled, Collage, Ink and oil on board, 77X61 cm

    Bikash Bhattacharjee

    Doll, Oil on canvas, 121X 121 cm

    Paritosh Sen

    The Bag Lady, Oil on canvas, 137X150 cm

    Paramjit Singh

    Landscape, Oil on canvas, 182X152 cm

    Veena Bhargava

    Chowringhee, Oil on canvas, 175.5X259.5 cm

    Rameshwar Broota

    Ageless Stone, Oil on canvas, 126X178 cm

    Vivan Sundaram

    Black Arena, Oil on canvas, 126X177 cm

    Rekha Rodwittiya

    The Visitation

    Manu Parekh

    Evening in Benaras, Untitled, 177X121 cm

    Arpita Singh

    Painting-I, Oil on canvas, 123X92 cm

    Manjit Bawa

    Jogan, Oil on canvas, 131X160 cm

    Arpana Caur

    In Vrindavan, Oil on canvas, 206X152 cm

    Krishen Khanna

    Bandwala, Oil on canvas, 178X125 cm

    Amitava Das

    Untitled I, Oil on canvas, 91X106 cm

    Chittrovanu Majumdar


    Anjolie Ela Menon

    Shahpur Jat, Oil on masonite board, 89X180 cm

    Rajeev Lochan

    Vision of Reality, Mixed media on silver gelatine print

    Sudhir Patwardhan

    The Riot, Acrylic on canvas, 84X152 cm

    Jitish Kallat

    Naked Skyline-Porous Air, Oil on canvas, 66”X60”

    Nalini Malani

    Untitled, On acrylic sheet, 173X184.5 cm


    Amar Nath Sehgal

    International Women's Day 2020

    International Women's Day 2020

    A.A. Almelkar

    Miniature Painting

    Tanjore and Mysore

    European Traveller Artists

    Company Period

    Kalighat Painting

    Academic Realism

    Bengal School

    Amrita Sher-Gil

    Jamini Roy

    Gaganendranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore


    Artists Collectives

    Abstraction in Contemporary Indian Art

    Art Movements of 1960s

    Art Movements in 1970s


    Modern Sculptures

    Print Making