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Prinseps Proudly Presents The Retrospective of Gobardhan Ash

Kolkata, March 29, 2024: Prinseps, a pioneering avant-garde art house, proudly unveils ‘The Retrospective of Gobardhan Ash,’ an extensive exhibition spotlighting the years 1929 to 1969, commemorating the remarkable life and contributions of this Indian modernist luminary. Renowned actresses Riya Sen and Moon Moon Sen grace the inauguration of ‘The Catalogue Raisonne for the Exhibition,’ alongside distinguished attendees including Indrajit Chatterjee, Brijeshwari Kumari Gohil, Ina Puri, Richa Agarwal, and many more. This enriching exhibition, held at the Kolkata Centre for Creativity from March 29th to April 21st, 2024, invites the public to delve into Ash’s artistic legacy, free of charge.

Exploring Gobardhan Ash’s Artistic Spectrum

Embark on a visual journey through Gobardhan Ash’s diverse oeuvre, encompassing sketches, landscapes, self-portraits, portraits, the revered Avatar Series, vibrant pastels, and his timeless Children Series. Each piece serves as a testament to Ash’s artistic evolution, technical prowess, and steadfast dedication to pioneering modernism in India.

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Insights from the Curator:

In an exclusive statement to the press, Mr. Indrajit Chatterjee, the Curator, shares,

“Prinseps unveils a profound exploration of Bengal’s artistic heritage through a landmark exhibition, showcasing over 100 artworks spanning four decades of Ash’s creative brilliance. Highlights include his iconic ‘Avatar Series’ from the late 1940s and his contemplative portrayals of Bengal’s landscapes. Through this retrospective, we pay homage to Gobardhan Ash’s enduring impact on the art world. Accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue raisonne, this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to rediscover Ash’s genius and immerse oneself in a pivotal era of Indian art (1930s-1960s).”

Gobardhan Ash: A Beacon of Indian Art:

Gobardhan Ash (1907-1969) remains an indelible figure in Indian art history. Born into modest beginnings in Begampur, West Bengal, Ash defied artistic norms and dedicated his life to creative expression. ‘The Retrospective of Gobardhan Ash’ presents a rare chance to traverse four decades of his artistic odyssey, featuring over 100 artworks that showcase his boundless talent and visionary spirit.

Prinseps: Nurturing Artistic Exploration:

Prinseps stands as a beacon of enlightenment in the art world, committed to fostering discovery and education. Through initiatives like ‘The Retrospective of Gobardhan Ash,’ Prinseps continues to illuminate the rich tapestry of artistic expression, ensuring that the legacy of visionaries like Gobardhan Ash endures for generations to come.

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