Monday 20 May 2024

”JEWEL OF MINES” Mumbai Edition an Art Exhibition of Indian Masters at Jehangir Art Gallery

 Rabi Art Gallery Presents

”JEWEL OF MINES” Mumbai Edition

Rabi Art Gallery, a name that is synonymous with quality and innovation in the Indian art scene, is all set to captivate art audiences in Mumbai and beyond with a remarkable art showcase at the Jehangir Art Gallery from 28th May to 3rd June, 2024. This exhibition, which brings together a diverse range of rare artworks by Indian masters ranging from pre-independence to contemporary, presents a great opportunity for collectors and audiences to witness the diversity and complexity of Indian art under one roof.

Prokash Karmakar, Acrylic on canvas

Modern Indian art remains the proverbial jewel in the crown for art collectors, with a consistent demand for works by masters. However, finding rare and authentic works has always been a challenge. This exhibition is one such platform that has been curated by Sumanta Paul, the Honorary Advisor of Rabi Art Gallery, showcasing only genuine artworks that he has been meticulously collecting over the past 30 years.

Ramkinkar Baij, Mother & Child, Bronze Sculpture.

In honor of his late father and well-known artist Rabi Paul, Sumanta Paul founded the Rabi Art Gallery in Shantiniketan in 1996. Rabi Paul was a disciple of Ramkinkar Baij and Nandalal Bose. He also worked closely with Satyajit Ray. As a visionary and advocate of Indian art, Sumanta planned multiple art shows around the county.  Over the years, Sumanta worked closely with several artists and continued to personally collect their works, building a sizable collection of authentic, rare and remarkable artworks.

Bikash Bhattacharjee, Pastel on paper

This exhibition offers a comprehensive look at two centuries of Indian art practices, encompassing significant trends, artistic interventions, media, and techniques. One can witness the watercolour, tempera, and gouache techniques of the Bengal School incorporated by artists like Ramkinkar Baij, Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganedranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Binode Behari Mukherjee, Chittaprosad Bhattacharya, Somnath Hore, Ganesh Pyne, Rabin Mondal, Jamini Roy, and Rabi Paul to the new media and expressions of modern masters and contemporaries like Rabin Mondal, Rabi Paul, Paritosh Sen Nirode Majumdar, Sunil Das, Prokash Karmakar, Lalu Prasad Shaw, and K. Laxma Goud to veterans like Jogen Chowdhury, Samir Aich, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sunil Padwal, T. Vaikuntam, T.V. Santosh, Ganesh Haloi, Bijon Chowdhury, Sudhir Khastogir, Haren Das.

India's rich tapestry of spirituality, culture, and tradition has indeed been a wellspring of inspiration

Artist: Jamini Roy

for artists throughout history. This exhibition encapsulates the complex artistic practices of Indian art, taking the viewers on a historical tour through the brilliant colours, and gripping narratives and interpretation in diverse mediums.

-Shraddha Purnaye 

From: 28th May to 3rd June 2024

An Art Exhibition of Indian Masters


Jehangir Art Gallery

Auditorium Hall 161-B. M.G. Road,

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001, Timing: 11am to 7pm

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