M. F. Hussain News
MF Husain: India’s lost talent
It is with great sadness that Cineswami notes the passing of India’s greatest ever artist, and occasional Bollywood filmmaker Maqbool Fida Husain, who died in distant London on June 9. Several obits will no doubt refer to the great man as the ‘Picasso of India’ but I beg to differ. He was, simply put, the Husain of India
I had occasion to meet the man twice; once when he unveiled his Madhuri obsessive paintings in Delhi, the series that led to Gaja Gamini; and again a couple of years later where the film was screened at London’s Tate Modern museum as part of their Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis exhibition. The late painter delivered a riveting oration on the relationship between painting and cinema. Click here to read more
Madhuri, Anushka, Vidya: MF Husain’s B’wood obsessions!
Know about the late artist’s many muses from B-town
Artist MF Husain, who died on June 9, 2011 in London, might have irked some people for his paintings of nude Hindu deities, but our Bollywood ‘devis’ only reciprocated his love for them by being overwhelmed by his work, his talent and his adoration. His first Bollywood muse was Madhuri Dixit. So besotted was he by her, that he watched her superhit film Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! 70 times! Click here to read more