My Favorite Art Museum in India

General News | Dec-19-2020

My Favorite Art Museum in India

India has several museums, some excellent, others less so, but few of them are related to art aside from miniature paintings. As modern and contemporary art becomes representative of the culture of recent centuries, it's time we looked around at the spaces that future generations will view us by. Spread between public and personal institutions, represented here are a number of those with diverse collections and interactive programmes of art. With the state allocating its priorities to development, private players will increasingly play a big role via endowments, foundations, or, indeed, private museums, the primary of which we've begun to glimpse over the past decade. Victoria Memorial opened to the general public in 1921 in what was then Calcutta, it had been during a provincial city instead of within the capital of the Raj, the foundations that had already been laid in New Delhi by 1911. Of course, it had been mooted earlier and construction had begun in 1906. At any rate, it housed an astounding collection of British artefacts and memorabilia, books and manuscripts, but the pride of place goes to the gathering of landscape paintings by British artists Thomas and William Daniell – the most important in anybody place – alongside works by other European artists who travelled to the jewel within the crown of Empire in search of subjects with which to astound the general public back range in England. additionally, the memorial has portraits of British worthies, whether royalty or those in commission in India. Governor Mushir-ul-Hasan is liable for its gallery which encapsulates a visible history of the towneven as stunning as its collection is that the marble architecture and surrounding gardens, which make it among the more prominent tourist spots within the city. except for anyone curious about the topic of European realism, Victoria Memorial remains the place from where to start the journey into Indian modernism.


Avinash Sinha 

Birla School, Pilani