Amrita Sher-Gil, a name with which I was very familiar, an artist I had heard much about and whose works I knew from the lovely coffee table book at my best friend’s place. So when the NGMA had a retrospective, I knew I had to go, even though it is no longer in my backyard. … More A Rendez-vous with India’s Frida Kahlo
Jackson Pollock (2000) directed by Ed Harris The first film I saw during Desi Pardesi at the NGMA, Pollock was a film I wanted to see for several reasons. Till last year I knew nothing about Pollock, except that he featured on a tee-shirt I’d bought in France with the faces of the most famous … More Rendez-vous with Pollock and Basquiat
A fortnight ago, when I received this mailer from the NGMA, I knew immediately what I would be doing on Friday evening. As the week started, I had my fingers tightly crossed that a major hurdle in the form of an important release at work would not come in the way of this film screening. … More Elephant Boy – film screening at the NGMA
The Bangalore chapter of the National Gallery of Modern Art, is situated on Palace road, not far from the Alliance Française, so when a student spoke about an exhibition of photographs by Homai Vyarawalla (see this Themeefy for more information), I decided to go there that very day. I was enchanted even before I saw … More Sundays at NGMA.
I saw several films, during the screening of films about the “Grands Maîtres d’Art” organized over 4 weekends at the NGMA (Bangalore) in collaboration with the Alliance Française. The two films that stayed with me and I would strongly recommend to everybody interested in art, whether a novice or an expert are “La Danse et Degas” … More A Letter from Courbet
Le mois dernier, la Gallérie Nationale d’Art Moderne à Bangalore a organisé une projection de films documentaires sur des grands maîtres d’art en collaboration avec l’Alliance Française. J’ai pu assister quelques films dont j’ai beaucoup apprécié “La Danse et Degas.” Réalisé par Mischa Scorer le documentaire trace l’obsession de Degas pour les danseuses de ballet. … More Dimanche matin avec Degas et ses danseuses.