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Late Akbar Padamsee’s art ‘expresses the invisible’


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The unmissable exhibition, showcasing the artwork created by Padma Bhushan Late Akbar Padamsee, during the years 2014-2017, is being held at the Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, which was kickstarted on 5th February 2023 and will continue till 18th February, 2023. Late Akbar Padamsee, for whom art was to ‘express the invisible’, is considered as one of the pioneers of modern art in India. The major focus of Padamsee’s artwork was the human head, the human body, and landscapes.

Late Akbar Padamsee’s art ‘expresses the invisible’ -

He is still fondly remembered as the ‘thinking artist’, and throughout his career, he had worked in several mediums including oil painting, plastic emulsion, etc.

This non-commercial exhibition is being hosted by Bhanumati Padamsee, the wife of the Late artist, who is an artist herself. Speaking to GoaChronicle, Bhanumati said that Akbar was somebody who loved drawing and instantly got to drawing whenever he got the inspiration to. Talking about the Late artist’s obsession with human faces, she mentioned that for him, people’s faces were a reflection of what he saw in them.

Recalling old times, Bhanumati added how Akbar was of the opinion that, “I am interested in how the world expresses itself to me, and I would have nothing to say if the world did not speak to me first”.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.


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