Parallel Wings The Art of Rini Dhumal

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-11-20
  • Publisher: Mapin Publishing Gp Pty Ltd
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• Features an extensive catalogue of many previously unseen works by the artist

• Traces, for the first time, the evolution of the artist through various motifs and media employed by the artist in her extensive, impressive repertoire

Spanning a wide spectrum of creative constructs emerging from varied ideations and genres, Rini Dhumal's art is rooted in India's culture and myth, coupled with her international exposure and imaginative spirit. A flexibility of approach adds an organic energy and innate beauty to Rini's art. With its focus on the inner feminine psyche, it explores the potential and challenges offered by different media, from two or three-dimensional work in clay or bronze, relief or graphic art. In a fine assimilation of abstraction, myth, landscape and conceptualization, her art is threaded with the face, form and figuration of the 'goddess' in various incarnations of Rini's own design. Her work also makes imaginative use of traditional Indian iconography - birds, animals and floral motifs all reminiscent of religious art, but re-purposed to create a new vocabulary of form and meaning.

Rini's enduring art and aesthetics, with their distinct feel and flow, speak for a unique assimilation of the personal and universal. This book is an attempt to understand and appreciate the dramatis persona, review her creative journey and take the reader through the various stages of her life and work until the present, with its focus on an exceptionally impressive and extensively varied repertoire.

Contents: Foreword; Creative Constructs; Immersed in Tradition; Catalogue; Ceramics; Rugs-Tapestry-Glass; Paintings and Drawings; Bronze; Artist Biography

Author Biography

Sushma K. Bahl is an independent arts adviser, writer and curator based in Delhi. The author of several books, she is a recipient of the MBE for her contribution to India-UK cultural collaborative work. Anil Dharker is a noted columnist and writer based in Mumbai. As Editor, he has led some of the most well-known dailies of India. Rini Dhumal is one of India's best known artists. Her work has been chronicled in Drawn to Life: The Sketchbooks of Rini Dhumal (Mapin 2014) and Rooted Landscapes: The Art of Rini Dhumal (Mapin 2010).

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