Evening Ragas showcases over 60 limited-edition signed prints from an ongoing project Derry Moore began in India in 1976, which he continues to work on to this day. Moore, the 12th Earl of Drogheda, made his name photographing the interiors and portraits of the European aristocracy, including those of Queen Elizabeth II and the late Queen Mother. Following his education at Eton, he studied painting at Oskar Kokoschka’s School of Seeing in Salzburg, Austria, and photography under Bill Brandt.
The exhibition is a combination of interiors, architectural views and landscapes that poignantly document what may be the last relics and aesthetics of a pre-modernised India. It also includes some of the commissioned high society portraits, especially of women, that Moore took on his various trips to India.
Derry Moore: Evening Ragas, 22 February to 5 March Gallery Art.Motif, F 213 C, Lado Sarai, Delhi. For more information, call +91 98713-81167 or visit www.tasveerarts.com.