Narratives on M.F. Husain


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Narratives on M.F. Husain:

Narratives on M.F. Husain

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The great Indian painter, Maqbool Fida Husain, followed his passion, took pride in his decisions and celebrated his gifts. M.F. Husain was popularly known as ‘M.F.’ or ‘Picasso of India’.

The Early Years…:

The Early Years…

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Husain's mother, Zunaib, died in his infancy and the father remarried.At the age of 20, he moved to Mumbai where he was admitted to the J. J. School of Arts and got married in 1941.

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The 1950’s and '60s… In 1951 Husain travelled to China and had his first solo exhibition in Zurich. Over the next few years his work was growing popular in Europe and the USA.

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The 1970’s… This was the time when he produced some of his best known works such as Sufi paintings, and were first exhibited at the Pundole Gallery in 1978.

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The 1980’s… During these years M.F. Husain slowly grew into a public figure, often embroiled in controversies.

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The 1990’s and 2000’s… The early '90s saw several collections of Husain’s paintings being made public in exhibitions of permanent galleries. The most interesting of these is the Husain-Doshi Gufa in Ahmadabad, a collaboration between the painter and an architect in the construction of a gallery.

Brewing of controversies against M.F. Husain:

Brewing of controversies against M.F. Husain In the 1990s some of Husain's works became controversial because of their portrayal of Hindu deities in the nude or in an allegedly sexual manner.

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In 1998 his house was under attack by Hindu groups like Bajrang Dal and the art works were vandalized. Husain was also charged in February 2006 with ‘hurting sentiments of people’ because of his nude portraits of Hindu gods and goddesses.

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M F Husain died at the age of 95 on June 9, 2011 after being unwell for several months at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

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His most memorable works are ‘Mother India’, ‘Mahabharata’ and illustrations to ‘Ramayana’. M.F. Husain was honored for the best of his art with Padma Shri (1995), Padma Bhushan (1973) and Padma Vibhshan (1991).

Hail thou Picasso of India: M.F. Husain!:

Hail thou Picasso of India: M.F. Husain!

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