Flowering Cultures - Imago Mundi


Contemporary Artists from India
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection

Texts by Luciano Benetton, Neeraj Ajmani, Suneet Chopra

The varied art of the asiantinent and its flowering of styles, movements and inspirations.
A pictorial culture that integrates ideas from ancient Mesopotamia and Greek-Roman classicism, colonial contagion, ultra-modern styles and influences and ancient traditions such as the art of the miniature or decorative elements.

The more than 200 canvases in this volume, collected not only in India but also in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, offer a current and lively synthesis of the contemporary figurative poetics of the subcontinent, of its eclecticism and ability to assimilate and take ownership of these influences, cultures and schools, in a clear refusal to conform to a single, specific style.

Flowering Cultures is an Imago Mundi collection, a cultural, democratic, global, non-profit project, promoted by Luciano Benetton with the aim of creating the widest possible mapping of the different contemporary artistic experiences of our world. Each country is represented by more than 200 works from established and emerging artists, whose only constraint is the 10 x 12 cm format.

www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project.

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