Author: Anita Vachharajani
About: An artist, a citizen of the world and a rebel, Amrita Sher-Gil was one of modern India s first professional women artists. Determined to forge a path of her own in the world of art, she went on to become a painter of world renown. Amrita was born in Hungary, raised in India and trained in France and she was inspired by writers, musicians and artists across geographies and time. From ancient Indian murals and miniature paintings, to medieval and modern European art, Amrita found lessons everywhere. Take a peek behind the canvas to get to know Amrita the artist, the rebel, the dreamer. This Timeless Biography takes you on a journey through Amrita s life and art, as wars and global events began to change the world slowly in some ways and rapidly in others. Join Amrita and the rest of the Sher-Gil family as they travel across countries and continents in pursuit of happiness, home,learning and love.
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I have always been intrigued by Amrita Sher-Gill's artworks; however, before reading this book I never really knew anything about her life and journey as an artist. What I specifically loved about 'Rebel with a Paintbrush' (apart from its' great title) is it's unique writing style and presentation– the visuals perfectly complement the text, and the snippets of information provided alongside the actual story of Amrita are very interesting.
I wouldn't only recommend this book to people who consider themselves 'art-lovers', as there is so much more to it than just art...there are references to historical events such as the WW2; emerging themes of family, culture and women in India; and lastly, this book gives an insight into life in Hungarian cities, Paris and parts of India at the time.
Anita Vanchharajani's book is truly nothing short of gripping and compelling. I, for one finished it in one sitting as I simply couldn't put it down.
Author: Anita Vachharajani
About:An artist , a citizen of the world and a rebel, she was the first woman artist who started working and was determined to forge a path of her own in the world of art, she went on to becoming a a painter of world renown. Amrita was born in Hungary , raised in India and trained in France and she was inspired by writters ,musicians and artists across geographies and time. Amrita's story is fascinating because it unfolds in the 1900s. This was a time when people were more free they were crossing oceans; meetings never been done before. they shared wisdom,ideas,technology, culture, art,and sometimes,their lives with one another. join Amrita and the rest of the sher-Gil family as they travel across countries and continents in pursuit of happiness, home,learning and love.