Visual Art of Northeast India
A Collection of Opus
|Description||:x+170 p., 21 col. & 18 b/w illus., Bibliography|
About the Book
Collection of Opus is a book about the traditional and contemporary art practices in the region of north-eastern part of India. The sequence of the essays corresponds to different phases in the work of art of the Northeast India, and the book is informed throughout by a general interest in the conceptual and traditional relation of art and the visual language. The essays range from a broad discussion of the traditional art practices; specially of Assam, through analysing about the folk art and illuminated manuscript of Assam. The book concentrates upon the regional development of art practices of Silchar and other parts of the region and focuses on the contribution of art institutions of that region. The author’s aim is to treat the contemporary art practices of Northeast India as a subject of serious inquiry and to provide the readers with a range of changes and development in the art practices of some regions which are not being highlighted in the global scenario.
About the AuthorBorn in Shillong, Dr Meghali Goswami is an art historian and an art critic. She completed her school education from Pine Mount School, Shillong and persuaded her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Guwahati College of Arts and Crafts, Guwahati. Dr Goswami completed her post graduation in History of Art from National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi and obtained her Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. To her credit, Dr Goswami has a number of research paper in international as well as national journals. She had also authored a number of books in visual arts. She is the editor of a bilingual art magazine Canvas and also a member of an International Journal Academic Discourse. She had served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts, Assam University, Silchar. At present, she is an Associated Professor in the Department of History of Art, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan.