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Richard Bartholomew The Art Critic An insider’s account of the birth of Modern Indian Art

Archive Editors: Rati Bartholomew, Carmen Kagal, Pablo Bartholomew Introduction: Geeta Kapur 7.5 x 9.5 inches 640 pages 250 colour and black-and-white illustrations 1.75 kg Hardback ISBN 978-93-5067-365-2 Approx. 2,25,000 words INR 3000/-

Written between the 1950s and the 80s, this selected collection of Richard Bartholomew’s art writing vividly documents the birth of the Modern in Indian Art in an authoritative yet accessible voice, establishing a refreshing new standard for critical art writing. Featuring intimate portraits of artist-friends M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, Ram Kumar, Biren De, Satish Gujral and many others, this posthumous collection is a tribute and a testimony to Richard’s overwhelming, though unacknowledged, contribution to the evolution of Modern Indian Art and the development of art criticism in India. Featuring over 250 illustrations and including an extensive selection of never-before-seen black-and-white photographs by Richard documenting the art scene, The Art Critic is an absolute essential for art lovers and enthusiasts keen on an insider’s account of the untold story of Modern Indian Art.

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