Raqib Shaw: Reinventing the Old Masters exhibition poster
Official poster to accompany the exhibition Reinventing the Old Masters displayed at Modern One (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)
Eight works by Raqib Shaw were on display alongside two paintings which have long obsessed him: Joseph Noel Paton’s The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania, 1849 and Lucas Cranach’s An Allegory of Melancholy, 1528. In 2016, Shaw painted a loose variant of Paton’s extraordinary fairy picture and his version after the Cranach painting has been in progress for some months and was finished just in time for the display. This was the first time Shaw’s work was exhibited in Scotland
Raqib Shaw (born 1974) is an Indian-born, London-based artist who shot to fame in the international art world at the age of 33 . He is known for his opulent and intricately detailed paintings of imagined paradises, inlaid with vibrantly coloured jewels and enamel.
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Image: Raqib Shaw, An Allegory of Melancholy (after Lucas Cranach the Elder), detail. © Raqib Shaw. Courtesy of the artist.