Sakti Burman

A Private Universe


This beautiful and definitive monograph showcases the enchanting work of Indian master painter Sakti Burman.


ISBN: 9788857226194 Category:

Rosa Maria Falvo


Through my work I return to my native roots, my youth, and the transitory world of innocence…The role of memory in art is a recognised fact, but in my case, as a painter living in a foreign city for so many years, my memories are doubly potent in sustaining my creative life.” – Sakti Burman Legends, family, and Indian gods meet and mingle in Sakti Burman’s private, kaleidoscopic universe. Sakti Burman is one of India’s pioneering painters, who was born in 1935 in Kolkata and grew up in what is now Bangladesh. This monograph is the definitive publication illustrating the evolution of Sakti Burman’s prolific paintings, drawings, and watercolors, contextualizing his lifelong exploration into alternative ways of seeing. Burman’s colorful figures hark back to a kind of ancient “lost paradise,” but also sustain a fresh and irrepressible faith in the beauty and sensibilities of Mother Nature alongside a hopeful human spirit.

Additional information

Weight 1514 g
Dimensions 24.6 x 28.3 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 1 November 2015
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Rosa Maria Falvo
Dimensions 24.6 x 28.3 cm
Weight 1514 g


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