India on Seventh Triennale 1991

A commemorative postage stamp on the 7th Triennale :

VII Triennale-IndiaIssued by India

Issued on Feb 12, 1991

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

Description of Designs : The special postage stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road based on the material provided by Lalit Kala Akademi. The First Day Cover and the cancellation have been designed by Vikram Mehra of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 650 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported Un W/M Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper

Number printed : 10,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

About : 

  • Among the Biennales and Triennales organised by various countries, the Indian Triennale has become an event of immense significance, specially in this part of the world. This is the VII Triennale-India organised by Lalit Kala Akademi since it was first held in 1968.
  • If one considers the development and growth of contemporary Indian art after independence and specially since the seventies, in size and stature, Triennale’s role as an Indian forum for wider interaction with the world contemporary art movement is of immense value, more than that of merely a window to the international art scene.
  • The happy result of such encounters is the enrichment of one’s own art as well as the deepening of one’s awareness of the spirit of fellowship that binds all artists together as a fraternity committed to common ideas, principles and values. Among 76 countries invited for participation in VII Triennale-India, the Akademi received positive response from 31 countries. The works of art include paintings, drawings, graphics in different media, sculptures executed in stones, fabrics, wood, fibreglass, terracotta, constructions in wood and metal and in multimedia.
  • As expected, the works received from various countries vary in scale and character, i.e. small, delicate and fragile to works which are bigger in size and are more powerful. Despite the ideological differences among countries, it is a tribute to the vitality of art and meaningful human aspirations that the participating countries are able to share a common platform.
  • The Indian section with the works of 67 artists in the VII Triennale is larger in size and variety. An invitee section (non-competitive) introduced for the first time within the national section will consist of the work of five senior and eminent artists of the country. The selection has been made by five Commissioners appointed by the Executive Board of the Akademi.
  • An international jury consisting of five eminent persons in the field of contemporary art will adjudge ten awards of Rs. 50,000 /- and a gold medal each.

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