Raqib Shaw | Reinventing the Old Masters exhibition book
Raqib Shaw | Reinventing the Old Masters exhibition book
Raqib Shaw | Reinventing the Old Masters exhibition book
Raqib Shaw | Reinventing the Old Masters exhibition book
Raqib Shaw | Reinventing the Old Masters exhibition book
Raqib Shaw | Reinventing the Old Masters exhibition book

Raqib Shaw | Reinventing the Old Masters exhibition book

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Raqib Shaw is one of the most extraordinary and celebrated artists working today.

Born in Calcutta in 1974 and raised in Kashmir, he came to London to study in 1998 and has lived there ever since. Inspired by a broad range of influences, including the old masters, Indian miniatures, Persian carpets and the Pre-Raphaelites, his paintings are infused with memories and longing for his homeland in Kashmir.

His technique constitutes a completely unique kind of enamel painting. Spending months on preparatory drawings, tracings and photographic studies, he then transfers the composition onto prepared wooden panels, establishing an intricate design with acrylic liner, which leaves a slightly raised line.  He adds the enamel paint using needle-fine syringes and a porcupine quill, with which he manoeuvres the paint. The finished works are intricate, magical and breathtaking in their colour and complexity.
 

  • Size 24 x 33 cm
  • Format Paperback
  • Page count 48 printed pages
  • Illustrations 50 colour
  • Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
  • ISBN 9781911054207
  • Authors Patrick Elliott

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