Notes from Paris: Raza-100

by  Gayatri Sinha

The opening of Raza-100 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris is in many ways a historic milestone. With 91 of his works and more than 80 other documents on view -- including catalogues, photographs and letters -- this is the largest showing by any Indian artist in a world-class museum. Even as a bevy

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SH Raza (1922-2016) leaves a rich legacy.

by  Critical Collective

Among India’s dominant artists of the 20th century, Syed Haider Raza leaves a rich legacy. CC pays him a tribute.

The passing of Syed Haider Raza at the age 94 marks the closing of an era in Indian painting; it also revives threads of nostalgia for the period of early modernism in Bombay

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Late Raza

by  Critical Collective

Uttar Raag (Late Raag) a lyrical title attributed to the exhibition in memory of SH Raza at Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi, collates the master artist’s much later works, between 2011-2016. In Indian classical music, a raag (melody) can be sung only at specific times of the day. In this

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The Sacred Search

by  Alka Pande

Published in the catalogue by Apparao Galleries, 2002, pp. 4-10

The genesis of a new century, the conclusion of one epoch, the commencement of another. A time changed. Gone is the pure untainted India of yore, sealed off from the international arena, a contradiction to India’s own quest for modernity.

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At Home At Last

by  Dileep Padgaonkar

Though Syed Haider Raza was out of India for six decades, not for a day was India out of his reckoning. India was where his heart always was. And to India he has now returned for good. 'Mother! What shall I fetch you when I come back home?' is a sentence he inscribed in Hindi across the lower half of

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