National Gallery of Modern Art Will be Bigger than Louvre

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National Gallery of Modern Art Will be Bigger than Louvre: A blog around the glamorous new Delhi attraction.

The National Gallery of Modern Art, which is the largest museum in India, features the most influential and celebrated artists of post-Independence India.

The National Gallery of Modern Art is a part of the National Museum complex in Delhi. The museum has a collection of over 8,000 paintings produced by renowned as well as budding Indian artists since the inception of the gallery.

The museum was started in 1954 as a part of the celebration for the 2nd year anniversary of India’s Independence.

The building itself is one big architectural marvel that is home to many popular art works such as those by F N Souza, Amrita Sher-Gil, M F Husain and M V K Prasad.

The National Gallery of Modern Art will be bigger than the Louvre and will accommodate about 1,000 works.

The Museum will also have a library and a research centre, apart from a theatre for film shows and cultural programmes.

The Museum, to be located on the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, is coming up at an approximate cost of Rs. 500 crore.

Till date, the biggest museum in India was the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi which could house only 350 paintings at a time.

Dr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Former President, National Museum has stated that the National Gallery of Modern Art will be bigger than Louvre and will have 6-9 floors. The galleries will also house artworks from other museums which are yet to be refurbished.

The gallery will showcase Indian as well International collection of Art. It is situated in Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Delhi and is expected to open in December 2011.

The new museum will have seven floors and will be spread across an area of 50,000 square meters. The museum will have a huge collection of artefacts from artists like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.

The National Gallery of Modern Art, which is the biggest art museum in the country, is planning to expand its space. The world-renowned art gallery has already secured land for its new extension in the heart of New Delhi.

The National Gallery, which is currently located at the heart of the city at Janpath, will be bigger than the Louvre. It will also have state-of-the-art technology for visitors to have a 360 degree view of the paintings on display.

The new project, which has been taken up with an investment of Rs 400 crore, will come up close to Connaught Place, beside St Stephens and Jantar Mantar. The existing gallery can’t meet the demand for more patrons as it witnesses nearly 20 lakh visitors every year.

The government plans to complete this project by 2017 and it would also be a tourist attraction just like other popular museums in Paris and London.

The National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi is a new multi-media museum that is going to be the largest modern art gallery in the world. It was inspired by an “extensive study of the growth and development of museums around the world” and will showcase Indian art, as well as international works on loan from all over the world.

The museum will not only feature paintings and sculptures from across India and around the world, but also photographs, multi-media installations, designer toys, textiles, ceramics and more. The design itself has been inspired by traditional Indian architecture.

The complex will have seven galleries with three floors each. The first floor will be dedicated to education and outreach programs while the second floor will house temporary exhibits. The third floor will be a research center “for in-depth study and analysis” of artistic movements. There are also plans for a theater, auditoriums and an outdoor sculpture garden in future phases.

The entire exhibition space is over 20 acres large and can host over 15000 visitors at any one time. If you’re lucky enough to visit some day, I hope you enjoy it!

The National Gallery of Modern Art, which is located in a building designed by Charles Correa, the architect responsible for designing some of the most iconic buildings of Mumbai and Bangalore, has now opened its doors to public. The gallery is located at the heart of New Delhi and is spread over an area measuring about 20 acres. It is set up with a grand landscaping with a total area of about 30,000 square meters. Apart from the main building, there are also peripheral spaces and courtyards, with water bodies and other open spaces.

Dedicated to preserving the art works of India, this gallery will display a wide range of paintings by various legendary painters like M.F Hussain, Tyeb Mehta, V S Gaitonde and others. Also on display will be rare pieces of sculptures and paintings by contemporary artists that include Akbar Padamsee and Jogen Chowdhury.

The main entrance of the gallery has been made as an overarching structure that is supported by a series of cantilevers that is built using steel tubes. This entrance will be covered in glass panels that are surrounded by perforated aluminum sheets. The front facade features dotted patterns that have been created through perforations in the aluminum sheets.

NAMOCA is India’s first state-of-the-art museum of modern art, and is easily comparable to the world’s best museums of modern art, such as MoMA in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

After a first trip to Delhi I discovered that NAMOCA was not only a wonderful museum but also an architectural wonder.

In 2010 India will celebrate its 65th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. In this context, India is planning a series of cultural projects in order to show the world how much it has developed culturally as well as economically. The construction of NAMOCA is certainly one of these projects.

What makes NAMOCA so special is that it has been designed by an international team of leading architects and artists, headed by Frank Gehry. Gehry has designed some of the world’s most famous buildings and sculptures, including Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Other members of the team are Sou Fujimoto (architect), Anish Kapoor (sculptor), Cecil Balmond (geometer), Coop Himmelblau (architecture), Magdalena Abakan

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