MF Hussain's final 9 paintings on 'Indian Civilisation' on display in London - Fusion - WeRIndia

MF Hussain’s final 9 paintings on ‘Indian Civilisation’ on display in London


For the first time, the final nine paintings by celebrated Indian artist MF Husain (1915-2011) are on public display at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The Indian Civilization series comprises eight monumental triptych paintings, each measuring 12×6 ft, commissioned in 2008 by Usha Mittal as a tribute to India’s rich history. They capture the county’s vibrant cities, colourful festivals, iconic figures and historical events.

Originally envisaged as a series of 96 panels, Husain was still working on the paintings at the time of his death in 2011. These imposing, large-scale artworks will be presented alongside a single painting of the Hindu god Ganesha, which serves as the symbolic beginning of the series.

MF Husain: Master of Modern Indian Painting will run till July 27, 2014 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

Join the Discussion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>