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The Indian Portrait 1560 – 1860

- Melanie Zieba,

This exhibition, held at The National Portrait Gallery, London, will be the first of its kind in the UK, exploring the ways in which Indian Artists have depicted the human form and the changing role of portraiture in Indian history.

Over 60 stunning works will be displayed drawn from international public and private collections that tell the story of the Indian portrait over three centuries. This free exhibition includes portraits of Mughal emperors, courtiers and holy men as well Indian artist’s depictions of Europeans.

Surrounding the exhibition, artistic and literary events are planned including a masterclass with the contemporary portrait artists the Singh Twins (London born twin sisters whose paintings explore social, religious, political and multicultural issues) held on May 15th.

The exhibition runs from March 11 through June 20th 2010. Visit www.npg.org.uk for full details and book your stay at one of Kiwi Collection’s amazing luxury hotels in London.

A Group of Courtesans, Delhi, C. 1820

Seth Manekchand, A Wealthy Merchant, Rajasthan, 1823

Page from the Padshahnama: The Death of Khan Jahan Lodi, Mughai By 'Abid C. 1633, Royal Collection

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