Saturday, November 21, 2020

Krishen Khanna

Krishen Khanna (1925) is an Indian artist born in Lyallpur (now Faislabad, Pakistan). He attended Imperial Service College in England and is a self-taught artist. He is recipient of the Rockefeller Fellowship in 1962, the Padma Shri in 1990, and the Padma Bhushan in 2011.

In the 1940s he managed to find the main directions for his works: the growing Indian city, work and the moral position of the artist. K. Hanna's paintings are distinguished by his sharp and deeply laconic narrative, which is expressed in the paintings.

Hannah's work oscillates between narrative genres - allegory and social realism, all within the expressionist style. In the artist, each image is a character associated with himself.

Krishna Hanna's greatest work is a huge mural in the lobby of the Maurya Sheraton Hotel. It combines several themes that he embodied earlier: the street scene and empty figures, dhabi and the city with its workers and animals.

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