Stree presents a broad range of over 300 works from Swaraj Art Archive exploring the female form as perceived by both male and female artists spanning from the pre-independence to the post-independence era. The event begins from January 23 onwards and will be held at the Swaraj Archive, Sector 2, Noida. Divided into five categories, the exhibition is spread across mediums representing the woman as an emotion – harmony; love; pride; devotion; and acquiescence; throwing light on the stylistic differences in artists’ expression conveyed by the female form.
It includes works by about 100 artists, from Kalighat painters to Arpana Caur, whose names will not be disclosed on the walls, allowing the observer to walk through the show unaccompanied by the predisposition associated with the identity of an artist. The show provides a visual comparative of the iconography associated with each of the above emotions showcasing the depth of Indian art from the 1850’s to now.
Every artist possesses an individual artistic sensibility which, when driven by raw emotion, truly manifests into his creation, affecting the form, composition and its dialogue with the observer.
Divided into five sub-concepts, the exhibition spreads across time, mediums, scales and histories representing the woman as an expression of an emotion.
The exhibition comprises over 300 works representing the ‘woman’ as an expression of an emotion. Providing a visual comparative of the iconography associated with each of the emotions - Harmony, Love, Pride, Devotion and Acquiescence - the collection showcases the depth of Indian art from the 1850’s to the present.
This Exhibition aims to show the depth of Indian Art in its entirety. The non-chronological display of the artworks, segregated via emotions, which translate themselves into certain physical decipherable forms, allows the viewer to read and dwell into the art itself, rather than assess it pragmatically based on market researches associated with specific artists.
A small effort has been made with this exhibition for the art to speak for itself without being weighed down or enhanced by the artists’ biographies. The viewer will then experience art without judgment and/or in comparison to the plethora of stylistic languages through Indian Art.