They include paintings, drawings, etchings, photographs, sculptures, rugs, tapestries and jewellery by modern masters such as Abanindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy
, MF Husain, SH Raza, FN Souza, Akbar Padamsee, Jogen Chowdhury, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Ganesh Pyne and many others.
Infinitely better is In the Studio of Jamini Roy
(1976-79), and it is perhaps significant that the great Bengali painter had already died when Hodgkin visited his workplace: the recent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery showed that Hodgkin's portraits are generally less convincing than those which evoke an atmosphere.
As revealed by extensive letters to friends, family and Magnum colleagues, in this period Cartier-Bresson also developed longstanding friendships with some of India's key artistic figures, including filmmaker Satyajit Ray and artist Jamini Roy
, both in Calcutta, and soon-to-be art dealer Kekoo Gandhy in Bombay.
The science and technology museum also has one of the finest art galleries with original canvasses of Daniel's Hodges and Hussain as well as paintings of Nandlal Bose, Jamini Roy
, Abindranath and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.
It is after all, not common to come across Jamini Roy
, Redappa Naidu or a Manu Parekh during your hotel stay.
Art has been a way of life for the artist who belongs to a family of internationally recognised artists like Jamini Roy
and Meera Mukherjee.
Many of them were not even Christians like Jamini Roy
, Nikhil Biswas, Arup Das and K.
Works in the collection include greats as Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath and Rabindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy
, Amrita Shergill, Tyeb Mehta and MF Hussain to name a few.
The auction house sold 83 art works by famous artists, including Maqbool Fida Husain, Ram Kumar, Jamini Roy
and SH Raza, Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Sher-Gil and Nandalal Bose.
Last year's auction included the works of celebrated artists like Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Jamini Roy
, Sailoz Mookherjea, Nandalal Bose, K.
Adequate space is given to Jamini Roy
, who, similar to the European expressionists, took a strong interest in the local folk art instead of the religious and court art preferred by his colleagues.
The sale included works by well-known Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan artists such as M F Husain, Jamini Roy
, B Prabha, Sadequain, Jamil Naqsh and A R Chughtai and Gulgee sourced from private collections in Europe and the US.