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How might artists be keeping themselves occupied in forced confinement?

Those with home studios are fortunate to be able to work, saved from distractions - one can be sure no gallerists or collectors are pursuing them for works required for exhibitions

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Coronavirus | art collection | Art gallery

Kishore Singh 

Kishore Singh

The plague struck Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1897 and claimed Bapubai, M V Dhurandhar’s (first) wife, as victim in early 1898. One of the leading practitioners of the Bombay School, Dhurandhar — an accomplished artist of the realistic style — spent the hours in the hospital waiting for relatives doing what he knew best: painting the subject beside him in meticulous detail.

The work, unimaginatively titled She Is Dead, became part of a personal body of work that formed a sketchbook including later drawings of his second wife, Gangubai. It was last exhibited at a retrospective ...

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First Published: Fri, April 03 2020. 20:22 IST
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