The Art History Walk

Walk through India’s modern & contemporary art landscape….


Walking at the National Gallery of Modern Art, the country’s leading national institution for modern art, we come to speed with the history of modern and contemporary art in India.

The story begins in mid 19th century colonial India, with the rise of India’s first modern artist in Ravi Varma. We then delve into important art movements of the 20th century, The Bengal School, Jamini Roy, Amrita Shergill, and finally the progressive movements in the 1940s. This was followed by the rise of abstract art in India in the period 1950-70s, and finally we take stock of new directions in the 1980s and post-liberalisation India.

Browsing through an impressive collection of art representing these various periods, we will also learn to appreciate their beauty and revel in the realm of detail. We will also decode mediums of art and artistic styles, and learn to interpret the artworks in our personal quirky way!


Duration:  3-4 hours

Mode of Commuting: Wheels / Walking