Sixth Triennale – India 1986

A commemorative postage stamp on the 6th Triennale Art Exhibition, New Delhi :

1036-sixth-triennale-india-stamp-1986Issued by India

Issued on Feb 22, 1986

Issued for : The Department of Post is privileged to issue a special postage stamp on the occasion of the VI Triennale-India being held in New Delhi.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • This is the Sixth Triennale organised by Lalit Kala Akademi. On each occasion we have been enabled to view the changes and shifts which have occurred in art in different parts of the world. These changes are also indicative of the different attitudes towards art. There is a whole range between art as a medium conveying a message and art as a self contained activity with its own internal logic. In a profound sense, the works of each country reflect perhaps only partially, the life experience of that country. Thus the Triennale offers not only a variegated feast for the eyes, but insights into the sensibilities and concerns of different countries which are represented here.
  • There are 42 countries participating in this Triennale with works of art covering paintings, drawings, graphics of different kind, sculptures executed in stone; wood, fibreglass and terracotta; constructions in wood and metal, earthworks, and works executed in multimedia. There is also an enormous variation in scale from works which are small and delicate to works which are enormous and powerful.
  • It is a tribute to the power of art that countries with conflicting ideologies are able to share a common roof. In keeping with its philosophy of non-alignment it is the privilege of our country to provide this opportunity.
  • An international jury consisting of five persons will adjudge ten awards of Rs. 50,000 each. The awards are made available in foreign exchange for foreign recipients. The Indian section has been selected by Mr. R. B. Bhaskaran and Dr. Shail Choyal. There are 78 artists represented with a total of 186 works. This is the first time that the entire Triennale has been accommodated in the premises of the Akademi.

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