Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Passage out of India

According to 20 Minutos, Spain, 92 year old Muslim artist Maqbool Frida Hussain has been cleared by a Grand Tribunal in India of the charge of "obscenity", and is free to return to Dubai where he has (understandably) lived since 2006.

Hussain was accused of obscenity by Hindu extremists who were upset over this painting, which represents the map of India as a nude red woman. Because, you know, Hindu art has always been so reluctant to show nude women...

2 comments:

Holly said...

Either she's not actually nude, or her c-section scar is way out of control.

rufus said...

Yeah, that is weird. I was just going by the article, which says she is "completamente desnuda". Of course, my Spanish a little rusty, but I think that's right.