Anjolie Ela Melon: Through the Patina

This title provides a major retrospective of the artist's work over nearly six decades. Anjolie Ela Menon occupies a distinctive niche in contemporary Indian art and since her first exhibition in 1958, her oil on masonite paintings and mixed-media works have continued to intrigue and enthral art lovers - both in India and across the globe. Often associated with the haunting female nude, Menon's oeuvre over the last six decades is vast and spans many genres. She has constantly reinvented herself and each phase of her work has spawned an ardent following amongst collectors and young artists. No single volume can do full justice to the work of an accomplished artist whose work spans over half a century. This volume, authored by Isana Murti (aka C Uday Bhaskar, the noted critic) comes very close.