Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style

15 Dec 2016 — 18 Jun 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, United States

18 MAY 2017
Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style. Courtesy of The Met
Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style. Courtesy of The Met

This is first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007).

Raised in the heated climate of the independence movement—she performed devotional songs for Mahatma Gandhi—Srimati explored themes from Indian religious epic literature and visions of rural culture, asserting traditional subject matter as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments.

This exhibition, drawn from The Met collection and private collections, features 25 watercolor paintings, augmented by musical instruments, archival photographs, and performance recordings.