artistic creation, be it a painting or sculpture, initiates a reaction within
us, invoking within us a desire to analyse
or evaluate it. The criticism of art definitely has its presence. But the
question is—in what form and of what relevance is it?
criticism is exclusively presented in the written form—it does not consist of descriptions of pictures, interpretations, or re-creations; but of something new and autonomous, related to the
piece of art in some way. Criticism always gives us novel ideas for modern art,
which in turn, enriches the Indian heritage.
has been part of our life since ancient times. Traditionally, Indian art
writing was mainly composed of commentaries on courtly art conventions and on
the poetic texts that inspired paintings and sculptures.
the 20th century, there has been a breakdown of established conceptions of meaning
in the all streams of arts and several rapid changes in artistic style.
book will help readers understand the journey
of modern art criticism since Indian independence. It formulates as precisely as possible, the basic principles and norms
that will enrich artistically sensitive
laymen and critics alike.
author, Dr. Sangeeta is a Jaipur-based artist and educator.
believes in exploring art and works with a vision to bridge the gap between
art, artists, and the society.
usually uses brush techniques to express herself. With Development of Modern Art Criticism in India after Independence,
she now begins her expression through writing.