A Polish picture unveiled

A Polish picture unveiled

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and The Polish Institute for Culture hosted a public screening of Chitraanjali, a stylised documentary of Stephan Norblin by Malgorzata Skiba recently.

The film is about the life of Polish artist Stephan Norblin, and his stay in India during World War II. The documentary looked at the paintings in palaces in Jodhpur, Morvi and Ramgarh. Many of his works were based on the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Malgorzata, says, “It’s a pleasure to bring this documentary to the City. Even though Norblin’s works were mostly in North India, it’s an important part of both cultures of the country. His works were influenced by the literature he read during his tenure here.” She adds, “When I saw the art on the walls on my way from the airport, I was thinking about the wide horizon of art.”

   Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Piotr Klodkowski, says, “The influence of the Upanishads, Rigveda and other books, and even poetry by Tagore, on Polish poetry is well known. This movie throws an interesting light on a Polish painter’s work here.”

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