French artist Maite Delteil to showcase her paintings in Delhi

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 13, 2019 08:08 hrs

[India], Mar 13 (ANI): A series of vibrant paintings by French artist Maite Delteil, who is married to renowned India artist Sakti Burman, will be showcased in the national capital from March 15.

The month-long exhibition organised by city-based Art Alive Gallery showcases a collection of paintings done by Delteil in the 1960s and puts the spotlight on woman and freedom.

The exhibition titled ‘The Yellow Room’ comprises 25 to 30 artworks created by the French national when she was young and exploring the depths of her thoughts. The small format paintings have never been exhibited in India, says the artist.  

Elaborating about her work, Delteil says, “At the end of the 1960s, I was mainly working in Japan.  Looking at my paintings, I realized I was very much concerned with the search of vibrant colours simply applied as Matisse was doing. I was also trying to depict intimate interiors to present models in gentle boudoirs, in a contemplative appearance, more than in a banal sentimental vision.”

Henry Mattisse was a French artist, known for his use of vivid colour.

Meanwhile revealing more about her personal life, Delteil says, “In the sixties, the social life in France was a little bit conservative. I was rejected from the family by my father when I married my Indian friend Sakti Burman. So sub-consciously the work I was doing at that time most of single women in their own thoughts.”

Born in 1933 Delteil was brought up in the French countryside. She received her education at the Ecole Des Beaus-Arts, Paris. This was followed by a fellowship from the Government of France to study in Spain and Greece.

Delteil worked under the painter Roger Chapelain-Midy and the engraver Robert Cami. She lives in Paris and New Delhi. (ANI)