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(TRAVPR.COM) EXTRAORDINARY PAINTINGS OF INDIA ON DISPLAY FOR FIRST TIME IN LONDON

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - May 16th, 2014 - The V&A is bringing together for the first time the final nine paintings by celebrated Indian artist MF Husain this summer. The paintings are known as the Indian Civilization series and consist of eight monumental triptych paintings, each measuring 12 feet wide by six feet high, which represent Husain’s vision of the richness of Indian culture and history.

They will be on display at the V&A this summer in an exhibition that opens on 28th May and runs until 27th July 2014. For more about the exhibition, and also to access listings for other London events as well as information about London hotels, bars, restaurants, galleries and shops, see LondonTown.com, the city’s best source of information for tourists.

Husain’s Indian Civilization paintings capture the essence of India’s vibrant cities, with their colourful Hindu festivals, iconic figures and historic events. These imposing, large-scale artworks will be presented alongside a single painting of the Hindu god, Ganesha, which serves as the symbolic beginning of the series.

M.F. Husain is regarded as one of the leaders of the modern art movement in Indian painting. Born in Pandharpur, his early years were spent in Indore. Husain began his career as a painter of cinema hoardings after attending art school in Bombay (now Mumbai). Using freehand drawing and vibrant colour, he depicted Indian subject matter in the style of contemporary European art movements, particularly Cubism.