February 19–March 12

In honor of the retrospective on Amit Dutta, this virtual exhibition celebrates the vision of a filmmaker whose work is deeply engaged with—and is deeply informed by—Indian art history. Inspired by Amit Dutta’s cinematic vision, we share these paintings from our collections.

Click the paintings to open high-resolution images; to travel across their surfaces; and to zoom into their intriguing, playful, and emotion-laden details.

All films will stream for free from February 19 through March 12. You can learn about the films and reserve your streaming screenings here.

Radha Pining for Krishna
detail, Dhanasri Ragini
still from the lecture Yoga and Visual Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
detail, The Departure of Damayanti for Nishadha
detail, The Goddess Lakshmi massaging the foot of Vishnu