'Winter' is a sequence of seventy-five prints that represent a circular walk taken by the artist through the French countryside on a harsh but beautiful day. The prints absorb an eclectic range of influences, from 17th century Dutch landscape painting to Street View on Google Maps, and are at the forefront of Opie's continued investigation into the experience of landscape. The installation of these works creates a surrounding panorama that combines the rural landscape with slick architectural surfaces immersing the viewer in the purified essence of his experience.
One of the leading figures in contemporary art, for over three decades Julian Opie (b. 1958) has pushed the boundaries of portraiture, painting, and sculpture, seeking to break down what he believes to be illogical barriers between the disciplines. He has developed an instantly recognisable and unique formal language through digital manipulation, reducing images to simplified forms of line and colour.
The Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation (PDAF) is a non- profit organisation that was founded in 2014 by the late Dilip Dahanukar in honor of his wife Prafulla Dahanukar, who was an eminent modern artist of India at the time of the Progressive movement. The aim of the organisation is to create a network for the Artist community in India, recognise and publicise the work of talented emerging artists. The Foundation continues Prafulla’s work as a tremendous influencer in the world of art, encouraging young artists and leading artist organisations in the growing contemporary art scene post-independence.
Join us for an interpretive guided tour of Julian Opie’s Winter. and re-discover the evolution of landscape painting. Let the seventy-five digital prints, rendered in a beautiful palette of wintery hues, inspire you to create your own artwork. Look to the city and its monsoon beauty for a collage activity that will get you to re-create landscapes in mixed media.
Age: 5+ years
Free and Open to all
The British Council India and Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum are inviting entries by individuals to relate with the theme of Julian Opie’s current exhibition, Winter, currently on show at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Send us ONE IMAGE/ VISUAL that aptly shows a landscape from your surrounding and captures the beauty of nature. It could even be a painting or sketch. Tell us in about 100 words something about that image and where it is from (using location tools in Facebook). The most visually striking entries stand a chance to win some exciting prizes such as 1-year free online membership to the British Council library, museum merchandise, British Council iPad covers, notebooks and a
curatorial tour of the exhibition.
Post your entries on our page using the hashtags: #JulianOpie
and #Winter. Share the fb link on Twitter using the same hashtags and tag: @BDLMuseum and @inBritish in your post.