Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin at National Museum Cardiff

By Culture24 Reporter | 22 August 2013 | Updated: 21 August 2013

Exhibition preview: Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff, until November 3 2013

An image of an oil painting of an Indian man firing an arrow
Ali Adil Shah© The Collection of Howard Hodgkin
A harrumphing procession of elephants – portrayed in paintings declared “large and spectacular” by curators receiving this touring exhibition from the Ashmolean in Oxford – perhaps stand out in this display of Howard Hodgkin’s passionately collected haul of exquisite Indian canvasses.

Hodgkin’s infatuation was first fostered while he was at school. It encompasses epics and myths, royal portraits and court life and hunting amid urban and delay life in the country.

The Rajput kingdoms of Rajasthan and the Punjab Hills, the subtle colours of the Deccani Sultanates and the naturalistic effects of the Mughal court also make up this showcase of personal amassment.

  • Open Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 10am-5pm. Admission free. Follow the museum on Twitter @Museum_Cardiff‎.

More pictures:

An image of a painting of an Indian woman in an elegant dress carrying a kind of lyre
Lady Singing© The Collection of Howard Hodgkin
An image of an oil painting of two men sitting on an elephant in 16th century India
Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah© The Collection of Howard Hodgkin
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