Ladies Only: Representation of Women in Modern Indian Art at National Gallery of Modern Art

Flow India
Jun 7, 2018 · 2 min read

As a part of the 3rd Delhi walk Festival in November 2017, Flow India led a group of 30 men and women to a walk through National Gallery of Modern Art to look at art through the lens of gender.

Researched and designed by Habiba Insaf and Adhitya Dhanapal, the interactive walk covered a range of artists and their work beginning from the Mughal miniatures, moving towards the British realism and then to Indian artists like MF Pithawala, the Kalighat painters, Amrita Sher-Gil to the famous series of photographer Dayanita Singh . The discussion was not just around the paintings but also moved to sculptures and artworks by Meera Mukherjee, Mrinalini Mukherjee, and Navjot Altaf.

The walkthrough wasn’t just about art by women but covered a range of artists, from Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy to Sudhir Khastgir. The walk wove stories around the artworks about the role of gender with discussions ranging from the creative processes to the internal struggles of the artists.

To know more in detail about the artworks covered in the walk, you can visit Scroll.in.

Flow India

Flow India is an education and culture organization with a human-centered design focus. We develop learning experiences that empower students with 21st century skills by making local cultural capital accessible and relevant to them.

Flow India is an education and culture organization with a human-centered design focus. We develop learning experiences that empower students with 21st century skills by making local cultural capital accessible and relevant to them.

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