Remembering Raza

Art lovers in the Capital were in for a treat as Raza Foundation organized Madhyama – an art exhibition  featuring works by 15 budding artists from Madhya Pradesh.

Part of the month-long Raza Utsav that commemorated the 96th birth anniversary of the late modernist painter, Syed Haider Raza, the exhibition was an attempt to pay homage to the “amazing land of Madhya Pradesh”. The show at Triveni Kala Sangam was curated by artist Akhilesh, who was nurtured personally by the legendary painter. “There is a lot of talent in Madhya Pradesh. It has always been a place that has nurtured talent across art forms and has given India some of its biggest names in the art world. A lot of this talent is still unexplored,” Akhilesh, Trustee of the Raza Foundation, said. Raza passed away on July 23, 2016, at the age of 94. Hindi poet and managing trustee of the Raza Foundation, Ashok Vajpeyi, said: “A rich and varied fare, ‘Raza Utsav’ is aimed at creating a ‘rasik sampradaya’ which would be vulnerable to many arts and poetry. Late S.H. Raza himself was such a ‘rasik’ and it would be appropriate to carry this legacy further in offering adequate opportunities for it to grow and flourish.” The Raza Utsav that began on February 2, was an attempt to keep alive the legacy of the iconic painter, and celebrated his love for art and culture. A multi-arts festival, it featured art dialogues, exhibitions, dance and music recitals and poetry. Born in 1922 in Babaria in Madala district of Madhya Pradesh, Raza was best known for depicting concepts like ‘bindu’, ‘purush-prakriti’ and ‘nari’ in his instantly recognisable geometric abstract works. Raza was awarded a Padma Shri, a Padma Bhushan, and a Padma Vibhushan in 1981, 2007 and 2013, respectively.

 

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