From Francis Newton Souza to Jangarh Singh Shyam, from Jagdish Swaminathan to Jivya Soma Mashe, from Indian tribal and folk arts to Indian modern and contemporary arts, this home page gives the oportunity to discover the blogs published by Hervé Perdriolle concerning different kinds of art forms alive today in India.

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Contemporary, one word. Contemporary, several worlds.

Introduction to The Contemporary Indian "Other Masters" Collection
This collection constitutes, today, a work of reference in the fields concerned. Several artists present in this collection discovered or were encouraged by the greatest Indian personnalities like Indira Gandhi, J. Swaminathan or Pupul Jayakar. These “Other Masters”, title of an exhibiton organized by Jyotindra Jain, definitively form part of the Indian art history.

The Contemporary Indian "Other Masters" Collection
This blog shows all the most important pieces, more than three hundred, from Hervé Perdriolle's Collection.

Warli Art Home Page
Hervé Perdriolle Home Page Links about the Art of the Warli Tribes-India

Richard Long, Jivya Soma Mashe, an encounter in India

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Jivya Soma Mashe – A legendary Warli Artist (english)
Hervé Perdriolle wants to draw our attention to this artist born in the 30's in Maharashtra, India. Jivya Soma Mashe's art form unknown by the general public is considered by experts as one of the most important contemporary Indian tribal art.

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Bhupen Khakhar, Jogen Chowdhury, Richard Long, Denise Hooker, photo Hervé Perdriolle, Mumbai 2003

An art love story
"If I were a Rich Man"...

Jangarh Singh Shyam
The name brings tears to the eyes of those who appreciate folk art within a contemporary context...

Sita Devi
The legendary figure of Madhubani painting...

Mithila Wall Painting
From floor to wall...

Kiss Sutra
The « Kiss Sutra », is the tiltle of a book found in a secondhand bookseller of Kolkata giving a descriptive analysis of the “kiss art”...

Princess Diana - Mother Teresa
Newsweek and The Week front cover, India 1997.

Francis Newton Souza
"I seek Beauty more than knowledge. In fact, knowledge can be ugly..." Francis Newton Souza.

Sayed Haider Raza
Sayed Haider Raza, the first Indian contemporary artist to get recognition across the globe...

Manjit Bawa
Faith, fantasy and fun make up the world of Manjit Bawa...

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Virtual Indian Contemporary Art Museum
"Cultural experiences and activity in India is a multi-level phenomenon..." J. Swaminathan.

Jogen Chowdhury
"You will see a lot of Bengal influence in my art. The leftist movement that was at its peak in West Bengal since the 40s influenced my earlier works. There was passion in the air, the desire to change the world..." J. Chowdhury.

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Indian Sale Artcurial Paris
First auction in France dedicated to modern and contemporary Indian art...
Première vente consacrée à l’art moderne et contemporain Indien en France...

The Patua is a kind of minstrel. He goes from village to village...

Santal Parganas
The story is shown in sequence, like a story board or a comic strip...

Jadu Patua
It seems that the scarier the Jadu Patuas'style gets, the more highly he is regarded...

Mritu Pat
One of the most revealing images of the Jadu Patuas' role (in the Santal community) is the "Mritu pat" or "image of the deaths"...

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Ravinder Reddy, Visakhapatnam 1999, photo Hervé Perdriolle

About me
Hervé Perdriolle is art director, curator and essayist. Promoter of the French artistic movement Figuration Libre, he organises the first show in France of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ravinder Reddy. From September 1996 to May 1999, Hervé Perdriolle has settled in India.

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News : Nek Chand - Jivya Soma Mashe, Paris
This exhibition brings for the first time an exceptional whole of more than sixty sculptures of Nek Chand and fourty major paintings of Jivya Soma Mashe. Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, March 16 to August 26, 2007.

Exhibition, publication, conference, ...
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Hervé Perdriolle invites you in his new art gallery in apartment in the heart of the Latin Quarter, near the Sorbonne and the Pantheon - rue Gay Lussac, Paris, to discover his collection of tribal & folk Indian arts, contemporary art and outsider art.
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