• Nandalal Bose

    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    WITH THE RECENT EXPLOSION of Indian art onto the global stage, sweeping survey exhibitions of work from modern and contemporary South Asia are regularly appearing throughout the world—only to provide reductive histories of this region. By contrast, “Rhythms of India: The Art of Nandalal Bose (1882–1966)” presents a detailed, elegant meditation on just one artist’s life and career. Yet this consideration of Bose—the first comprehensive retrospective in North America on the “father” of modern Indian art—gives audiences a great sense of how the shifting character of India’s art during the twentieth

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