Shifting Shapes, Shifting Spaces
Prabhakar Barwe

Shifting Shapes, Shifting Spaces

Discover MAP Artists
Age: 18+

Abstract art is a curiosity that evades standard definitions, but within art historical timelines is usually understood as an art movement in the early 20th century. Some people note however, that signs of abstraction can be seen in the material traces of the earliest civilisations of the world and even in the prehistoric cave paintings, if you look carefully!

This pack explores the work of a prominent Indian abstract artist in the MAP collection – Prabhakar Barwe, who is known for painting everyday objects and familiar things in unfamiliar combinations and landscapes. 

This Discover MAP pack includes:

  • An artist exploration guide – Look at Prabhakar Barwe’s works and challenge your ways of seeing 
  • MAP Stories With Art – Write poems inspired by Prabhakar Barwe’s paintings
  • MAP DIY Guide – Go on a shape hunt and create your own artwork

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