If you’ve read about a famous artist from India, then the chances are that you heard about Maqbool Fida Husain. Maqbool Fida Husain was also called M. F. Husain. Husain was born in 1915 and passed away in 2011. He was born in the town of Pandharpur, but he spent his earlier years in the city of Indore. When he was first getting started being a painter, he was painting cinema hoardings. He began doing that after he went to Bombay (which is now Mumbai) for art school. He used eye-catching colours and his skills in freehand drawing to depict subject matters of India in such a way that was similar to the contemporary art movements of Europe. The particular style that Husain’s art seemed to be in was Cubism.
There is a series of triptych paintings called Indian Civilization. Its the work of Husain, and it was commissioned by Mrs Usha Mital in 2008 to be a tribute to India’s history’s richness. Each of the collection’s panels has a theme that it explores. The entire collection is made to be a personal vision of the country of India. It is called a museum without walls by Husain himself. He interweaves historical events and figures with religious and symbolic icons. He also incorporates real-life memories into the paintings. There were originally going to be 96 panels in the series. However, Husain passed away before he could complete them all in 2011.
What Is The Indian Civilization Series?
Here is what is included in the Indian Civilization series. Three Dynasties shows how Husain celebrates India’s history’s three dynasties. The two invading rulers, which are the British Raj and the Muslim Mughal dynasty, are surrounding the ancient Mauryan civilization. Language of Stone shows how Husain makes use of words said by Rabindranath Tagore, who was a poet. It was used to pay tribute to the fantastic sculptural heritage of India. Husain thought of them as a poems-in-stone collection.
Traditional Indian Festivals shows how Husain saw Indian festivals with its lively spirit and astounding colour. The festivals are ancient rituals and celebrations. They show tradition and religion’s perpetual roles in the culture of India and they also reflect how much time is passing. Indian Households shows how Husain thinks of the citizens of India’s daily lives. It showed regular families of urban areas and their daily routines. It contained representations of India’s major religions, and there were three generations included that shared their faith and their homes.
Modes of Transport shows how Husain thought of how life’s journey was in his eyes as he used a metaphor with the citizens of India’s many trips. He presents how everyday living is frantic and how many disparities there are in today’s world. Tale of Three Cities shows how Husain thought that there were different meanings to the three great cities of India. Kolkata represents the activism and culture of India, Varanasi represents the spirituality of India, and Delhi represents the nationhood of India. Indian Dance Forms captures how Husain thinks that the dance forms of India show how diverse each region is with how integral it is to festival rituals and high culture. It is how Husain captures how he thinks the film captures movement. Hindu Triad shows how Husain sees the Trimurti. The Trimurti is the Hindu religion’s three principal gods. The one who created the universe is Brahma, while the one who preserves and protects it is Vishnu, and the one who destroys it is Shiva.