Mira Nair is making a film on Amrita Sher-Gil - 'one of the greatest artists' of 20th century

25th August 2020   •   article

by Barfi Culture Team | Twitter: @barfi_culture.
Mira Nair has just finished her work on the BBC 1 adaptation of A Suitable Boy and she is already looking towards her next project.

The director is famous for her wildly successful films such as Mississipi Masala and Monsoon Wedding.

She told the Financial Times her next project is focused on the Indian-Hungarian painter Amrita Sher-Gil, once described as "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century" and a "pioneer" in modern Indian art.

"She is really one of the greatest modern artists of this world,” she told the FT.

"She had this extraordinary upbringing steeped in Beaux-Arts and Paris and a deep knowledge of Indian spirituality . . . Her famous quote was ‘Europe belongs to Picasso and Matisse, but India belongs to me’."

"She found such a singular voice — a voice that remains modern and iconoclastic — and a vision that taught me how to see."

Mira Nair said she hopes to start shooting on the film next year. Providing the Coronavirus doesn't disrupt her plans.
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