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Jamil Naqsh was born in Kairana, Uttar Pradesh in 1938. Jamil Naqsh’s work is increasingly an elaboration of a private mythology – but a mythology that is, nevertheless, deeply rooted in the culture the artist belongs to.

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THE MUSE, MESSENGERS AND MINIATURES

Jamil Naqsh’s work is increasingly an elaboration of a private mythology – but a mythology that is, nevertheless, deeply rooted in the culture the artist belongs to. This mythology is, above all else, romantic. Romantic, both in the sense that it involves a backward glance, or a series of backward glances, to the Indian subcontinent’s princely past, and also, …

THE MUSE, MESSENGERS AND MINIATURES

Jamil Naqsh’s work is increasingly an elaboration of a private mythology – but a mythology that is, nevertheless, deeply rooted in the culture the artist belongs to. This mythology is, above all else, romantic. Romantic, both in the sense that it involves a backward glance, or a series of backward glances, to the Indian subcontinent’s princely past, and also, in a very different way, to the tradition of courtly love that flourished within that social context.

The protagonists within the larger works are of two kinds – voluptuous beauties, living secluded, …

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Lower Ground Floor
74 Newman Street
London, GB
Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm
Saturday, 11am–7pm
Sunday, 11am–6pm