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Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 10:00a to 5:00p

India’s independence from British rule at midnight on August 15, 1947, fueled a revolutionary art movement that continued through the economic boom of the 1990s. Three generations of Indian artists embraced their individualistic approaches to modern art even as they engaged with and responded to the world around them.

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Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-9500
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(no rating) February 23, 2013 - Boston.com - Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

When India emerged from the shackles of colonialism in 1947, modernism was at its height in the West. Art was abstract — about paint, surface, gesture, and composition, with sparse room left for local details, pictures, or story.

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