Legendary painter Maqbool Fida Hussain also known as M. F. Hussain redefined 21st century art through his most reflective and introspective artworks. His paintings have inspired generation of artists and given that he started his career by painting movie billboards on the streets of then Bombay, Hussain grasped perspective.
He advanced to designing the interiors of children's nurseries while working in a furniture dealership before joining the Progressive Artists' Group, receiving the first National Award for Painting from the Lalit Kala Akademi, and emerging as India's most well-known modernist.
If Husain had a favourite hobby, it would be painting big canvases or making jugalbandis that combined music and art. In an intriguing turn of events, the Kala Ghoda Festival chose a sizable horse painting by Husain to serve as the backdrop for a performance by Zakir Hussain, a master of the table. For the first time since that momentous occasion, this renowned artwork, which is a part of the DAG collection, will be on display to the general public as part of the Husain exhibition at DAG 1 at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.
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