Pahari Paintings The Horst Metzger Collection in the Museum Rietberg

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-05-11
  • Publisher: Niyogi Books

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Author Biography

Dr B.N. Goswamy, is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the Panjab University, Chandigarh. His work covers a wide range and is highly regarded, especially in the area of Indian painting. He has received many honors, has taught at several universities across the world, and has been responsible for major exhibitions of Indian art at international venues. He is the author of over 25 books on Indian art and culture including, The Essence of Indian Art (1986); Pahari Masters: Court Painters of Northern India (with E. Fischer; 1992); and, most recently, The Spirit of Indian Painting: Close Encounters with 101 Great Works (2015).

Dr Eberhard Fischer, was Director of the Museum Rietberg, Zurich, from 1972 to 1998. Since 1965, when he first went to India on a teaching assignment at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, he has continuously worked in the country, from Gujarat to Orissa and Himachal Pradesh to Kerala. He has collaborated with many distinguished Indian scholars including B.N. Goswamy, Dinanath Pathy, Haku Shah, Jyotindra Jain, and Balan Nambiar, on joint exhibitions as well as publications. He is the author of a large number of books on Indian paintings and textiles, as also on African art. In 2011, he produced the film Nainsukh, on the 18th century Pahari painter, directed by Amit Dutta. Dr Fischer was the recipient of the Padma Shri in 2012.

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