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5 January 2017


Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-41) was ‘twentieth-century India’s first art star… she paid particular attention throughout her career to the poor, from Hungarian gypsies and Parisian consumptives to Indian peasants. But she believed firmly that it was the art, not the subject, that mattered most. She inherited from her sophisticated Sikh father and Hungarian mother an artistic sensibility and a temperamental unconcern for the censorious reactions of conventional people.’ Bride’s Toilet was painted by Amrita Sher-Gil in 1937.

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