Painting Freedom: Indian Modernism and its Three Rebels

11 September - 21 November 2021



Painting Freedom documents the emergence of Indian modern art between 1870 and 1950.

Painting Freedom: Indian Modernism and its Three Rebels

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

It is the largest exhibition ever held in the United Kingdom of artworks from this defining period of modern Indian art. With over 100 rarely seen works, including items displayed for the first time from private collections, and important loans from the British Museum,  this is a must see exhibition.

Painting Freedom takes the viewer on a journey covering Early Bengal Oils, Kalighat paintings, and the Bengal School, before presenting an extensive coverage of the three rebels who helped define this quest for cultural independence: Hemen Mazumdar, Jamini Roy and Rabindranath Tagore. 

Special Events:

Free Silk Painting Workshops on Thursday 28th October and Monday 1st November.

Learn the creative art of painting on silk, inspired by the artworks from Indian artists who were part of the movement for Indian Independence. Suitable for adults, booking essential.

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