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Last of the master: Final paintings of M F Husain
May28

Last of the master: Final paintings of M F Husain

Nine paintings by the late M F Husain (1915-2011), described as his final major works before his passing, are on public display at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 28 May–27 July 2014, writes SAJID RIZVI.   It’s a poignant tour de force and a foretaste, interrupted, of what could or would have been a sumptuous feast of Maqbool Fida Husain’s creative expression had he not died in self-imposed exile in London....

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The Music of Ink at the British Museum
Apr17

The Music of Ink at the British Museum

The Music of Ink at the British Museum (ISBN-13 9781872843995), published 17 April 2012 to coincide with China Focus at the London Book Fair, is edited by Helen Wang with contributions by Denis Brown, Rohan de Saram, Romesh Gunesekera, Qu Lei Lei, Yang Lian, Wang Tao and Zeng Laide. Buy this book. About the book How are contemporary artists, east and west, conveying and transforming the soul, philosophy and aesthetics of the classical...

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Images of the Western Lake: The revival of the colour print in contemporary China
Mar01

Images of the Western Lake: The revival of the colour print in contemporary China

Images of the Western Lake: The revival of the colour print in contemporary China was an important exhibition and conference organised by former British Museum curator Anne Farrer in February 1996, writes SAJID RIZVI. This image of a watercolour woodblock print by Du Rongyao (born December 1927) was one of numerous seen during the exhibition and the study day. One of three contributions by Farrer to the study was published in 2010...

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Kenji Yoshida in conversation with Sajid Rizvi
Mar23

Kenji Yoshida in conversation with Sajid Rizvi

In 1993 the British Museum organised a solo exhibition of works by Kenji Yoshida in the newly refurbished Japanese Galleries,  the first living artist to be exhibited in that prestigious space. At the opening, Kenji Yoshida 吉田堅治 spoke to Eastern Art Report Editor Sajid Rizvi through an interpreter. Below are edited excerpts from that interview: Sajid Rizvi. What do you think of the current exhibition—are you happy with it? Kenji...

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