A Legend Passes Away: #Mrinalini #Mukherjee #expressionist??

I read about her : Smt Mrinalini Mukherji in Magazine Dharmayug almost 30 years back. Few of her extraordinary creations were published. Could not believe my eyes what i saw back then. But when i got the chance to see her creations in the Bharat Bhavan Bhopal, then only i could believe. Seeing is Believing it is said. Yes. There were huge installations all woven like sweaters are done? She was great expressionist and most imaginative?

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The famous creation above was named as VanRaja, where she might have thought to highlight the plight of Forest? afforestation? or the plight of Tribal people living inside the forest and their life comes in conflict of so called mainstream civilized urban society?

Vruksha Nat NGMA

Jauba 2000 by Mrinalini Mukherjee 1949-2015

State of the Art

Rashmi Rajgopal tries rebuilding the image of  the artist and sculptor and asks readers to add in their pieces as well

How do you create an image of someone you have never met before in your life? Instinct would drive you to read about this person, or speak with people who knew her. But if you’re looking for something more impactful, simply attend a memorial service being held for that person.

On Friday, February 6, visitors flooded the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi in remembrance of acclaimed artist and sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee. The NGMA, currently holding a retrospective titled “Transfigurations: The Sculpture of Mrinalini Mukherjee”, held a memorial service for the artist who, aged 65, had succumbed to a prolonged lung problem last Monday. Among those who spoke fondly of her were Professor Rajeev Lochan, director of the NGMA; Peter Nagy, curator of the ongoing retrospective; critic Geeta…

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