Tasveer, Bangalore, will launch its 12th season with “Spring In The Winter Time” by Dutch photographer Bas Meeuws.
This exhibition presents a selection of 43 photographs, bringing together new and previously unseen Indian work produced in conversation with Tasveer, along with a selection of Meeuws’ early floral still lifes inspired by the Dutch Golden Age tradition of ‘flower painting.’ To commemorate the exhibition, Tasveer will release a photobook in collaboration with Mapin Publishing, featuring high-quality reproductions of the photographs in the exhibition and a specially commissioned text by Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird.
Exotic and unusual flowers, including tulips, were introduced to the Netherlands in the late 16th century. They were avidly collected and studied by botanists and scholars, as well as artists, who saw them as a source of inspiration. As new and distinct genres of painting centered around secular subjects evolved during this period, flowers grew to become an important subject of the developing category of still lifes. Intrigued by the artistic phenomenon of ‘flower paintings,’ Meeuws utilizes digital photography in a 21st century context to create contemporary flower pieces in the way of modern Dutch masters like Ambrosius Bosschaert, Jan Brueghel, Jacob Marrel and Jacques de Gheyn: flower by flower, layer by layer.
This exhibition will be presented in association with Per Van der Horst Gallery, The Hague.
The exhibition will be on view from March 8 through March 28, 2018, at Tasveer, Sua House
26/1 Kasturba Cross Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
For details, visit: http://www.tasveerarts.com/
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.