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Adapting the Eye: An Archive of the British in India, 1770–1830

One of members has brought an interesting exhibition at the Yale Centre for British Art to our attention. Below is a brief description from the website

Tuesday, October 11, 2011–Saturday, December 31, 2011

Organized to complement the Center’s major exhibition on Johan Zoffany, who spent six productive years in India, Adapting the Eye explores the complex and multifaceted networks of British and Indian professional and amateur artists, patrons, and scholars in British India in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and their drive to create and organize knowledge for both aesthetic and political purposes. Selected from the Center’s rich holdings, the exhibition includes a diverse range of objects from both high art and popular culture, including albums, scrapbooks, prints, paintings, miniatures, and sculpture, demonstrating how collecting practices and artistic patronage in India during that period constituted a complex intersection of culture and power.

For more details about the exhibition please visit the exhibition webpage.

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