On 07 June 2013 at 17:30

Romancing Indian Art for 50 years

Dr. Pratapaditya Pal

Dr. Pal has began his professional career as a historian of Indian art almost half a century ago. In this lecture he will speak about highlights of his experience with museums and private collectors in the United States, illustrated with slides of notable examples of Indian sculpture. He will also allude at the changing mores of art collecting in the U.S. since 1960s.

The publication of the long-awaited study of the history of the Hindu-Buddhist sculpture of Kashmir by Dr. John Siudmak coincides with the AAB event, and an advance copy of the book will be available from Brill, the publishers. The work is mostly a study of the stone sculpture of Kashmir dating from its earliest origins in the fourth/fifth century through the early eleventh century, but includes work in other media. It is the first major study devoted to the subject since the 1975 publication of The Bronzes of Kashmir by Dr Pratapaditya Pal, a seminal work in this field.




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On 07 June 2013 at 17:30

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Dr. Pratapaditya Pal

A prolific writer, Dr. Pal is the author and editor of over 60 books and 150 articles. he has also organized numerous groundbreaking exhibitions on the arts of Asia with scholarly catalogues and was the General Editor of Marg, the prestigious art journal published in India.