THE POETICS OF COLOR: NATVAR BHAVSAR, AN ARTIST’S JOURNEY

By Sundaram TAGORE

STG PRODUCTION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

A history of one contemporary artist's journey and a celebration of the Asian contribution to American contemporary art, The Poetics of Color explores the story of painter Natvar Bhavsar as he journeys from India to New York City in the 1960s.

Festivals
& Awards

Indie Fest 2011
Winner
Accolade Competition 2011
Winner
The Singaporean National Critics Choice Readers Award 2011
Best New Art Film Epic
Buffalo Niagra Film Festival 2011
Finalist
Newport Beach Film Festival 2011
Finalist
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Historical, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • USA, HONG KONG (CHINA), INDIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 61 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sundaram TAGORE
    • Synopsis
    • The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar, An Artist's Journey opens in the remote village of Gothava in Gujarat, India. The film follows painter Natvar Bhavsar as he journeys to New York City, the very nerve center of the art world. An immigrant in a new city, Bhavsar settles into a loft in SoHo, falls in love, and comes of age as an artist in the turbulent 1960s. The central theme of the film is the multicultural nature of Bhavsar's work and how that has influenced the trajectory of his career. Although it is common today for artists to work cross-culturally and find critical and commercial acceptance outside their own spheres of origin, Bhavsar was a pioneer who paved the way for subsequent generations of artists. This documentary is not only a history of one contemporary artist's journey, but a celebration of the Asian contribution to American contemporary art.The film explores the life and work of the noted Indian painter Natvar Bhavsar.
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles