Tasveer Foundation

The Tasveer Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in Bangalore in 2011. The Foundation manages and archives an extensive collection of Indian art and is committed to using this collection to develop an audience for visual culture in India and connect the arts with the community.

About

The Tasveer Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in Bangalore in 2011. The Foundation manages and archives an extensive collection of Indian art and is committed to using this collection to develop an audience for visual culture in India and connect the arts with the community.

The Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) is one of the key projects of the Tasveer Foundation. Through planning, consultancy, fundraising and the loan of its collection, the Tasveer Foundation will both facilitate and oversee the establishment of the Museum.

MAP

The Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) is one of the key projects of the Tasveer Foundation. Through planning, consultancy, fundraising and the loan of its collection, the Tasveer Foundation will both facilitate and oversee the establishment of the Museum.

Chronologically speaking, this section of the collection covers approximately two centuries of art practice in India – from Ravi Varma’s work from the 19th century to works by young contemporaries from the 21st century.

Modern & Contemporary

Chronologically speaking, this section of the collection covers approximately two centuries of art practice in India – from Ravi Varma’s work from the 19th century to works by young contemporaries from the 21st century.

The photography collection includes works from the pioneer travel photographers, through to the giants of photojournalism in the mid-20th century as well as contemporary artists using photography to make work in India today.

Photography

The photography collection includes works from the pioneer travel photographers, through to the giants of photojournalism in the mid-20th century as well as contemporary artists using photography to make work in India today.

The collection of textiles showcases a variety of techniques, functions and designs with intricate needlework, rich imagery and complex compositions – demonstrating India’s thriving export market for textiles from the 15th – 19th centuries.

Textiles

The collection of textiles showcases a variety of techniques, functions and designs with intricate needlework, rich imagery and complex compositions – demonstrating India’s thriving export market for textiles from the 15th – 19th centuries.

Part of the collection covers a large spectrum of popular art – from Kalighat drawings, woodcuts, prints from the Chore Bagan Studio, collages, Ravi Varma oleographs, textile labels and other ephemera – to the digitally produced film posters from the 20th century.

Popular Art

Part of the collection covers a large spectrum of popular art – from Kalighat drawings, woodcuts, prints from the Chore Bagan Studio, collages, Ravi Varma oleographs, textile labels and other ephemera – to the digitally produced film posters from the 20th century.

The Foundation has a rich collection of Folk & tribal art. It includes Warli drawings by Jivya Soma Mashe; paintings by the late Jangarh Singh Shyam, the gifted artist of Gond origin (1962-2001) and drawings from Mithila by Baua Devi.

Folk & tribal art

The Foundation has a rich collection of Folk & tribal art. It includes Warli drawings by Jivya Soma Mashe; paintings by the late Jangarh Singh Shyam, the gifted artist of Gond origin (1962-2001) and drawings from Mithila by Baua Devi.