VISTAR

SH RAZA – VISTAAR BY RANJIT HOSKOTE
ASHOK VAJPEYI, YASHODHARA DALMIA & AVNI DOSHI

Syed Haider Raza, (1922), is one of the most prominent Indian artists. As the original member of the Progressive Artists group, Raza shaped the face of modernism in India with his own unique vision and style. Vistaar offers an in-depth look at the life and career of the artist, and includes over a hundred reproductions of his work from the 1950s until the present day, guiding readers through the evolution of his aesthetic of the Bindu. A collection of pages from Raza’s journals and studio sketches articulate insights into the mind of the artist. Included is an essay by Ranjit Hoskote, which delves into the conceptualization of Raza’s paintings. Ashok Vajpeyi considers the nature of the artist’s journey in his essay. Yashodhara Dalmia discusses Raza’s memories and personal histories in a conversation with the artist. The visual history of Raza’s art is woven together through an analysis by Avni Doshi. The book has been published by Afterimage, a publishing initiative of Art Musings.