Friday, July 15, 2011

The Man Who Drew Horses

M.F. Husain, known for his eccentricities of refusing to wear footwear and going Hermes suited but bare feet to the snootiest of institutions much to the discomfiture of the other patrons, and for his controversies over depiction of Hindu deities, lived life king size.  It is tragic that this artist who brought international acclaim to Indian contemporary art (he was invited along with Picasso at the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1971), had to spend his last years exiled from his motherland charged with obscenity by keepers of Hindu morality.

Sunil Das and M.F. Hussain are two Indian painters who are most famous for painting horses.  You must look up their work to see how they have used the lines and motion of this animal in their paintings.  You can read my tribute to the genius of Hussain on the occasion of his death earlier this year by clicking here.

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