This composition is part of Zarina Hashmi’s (1937-2020) series of woodcut prints. Delhi III is part of Zarina Hashmi’s celebrated Delhi series.
This striking woodcut shows the river Yamuna, a lifeline of her beloved city. The artist drew the river from memory, fashioning it as geographic border. Witness to the horrors of the India-Pakistan partition at age 10, Zarina dedicated her career to exploring the idea of home and belonging, and the pains of displacement. In her work, we see a once-mighty river that nurtured civilisations now reduced to a mere line on a map.
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Album TitleDelhi series
MediumWoodcut print with black ink on handmade paper pasted on cartridge paper
DimensionsH: 42.5 cm x W: 33 cm
Genre: Modern & Contemporary Art