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MF Hussain's 100th birth anniversary: 10 quotes of the 'Picasso of India'

MF Hussain's 100th birth anniversary: 10 quotes of the 'Picasso of India'

Today, on the 100th birth anniversary of the master of colours, IBNLive brings to you 10 famous quotes of MF Hussain:

India's best known art maestro, Maqbool Fida Hussain popularly known as MF Hussain was one of the most charismatic artist who had redefined art to a great extent. Known for his controversial artworks and stands, Hussain faced a lot of wrath throughout his life. From choosing to draw Hindu goddesses to paint 90's top actress Madhuri Dixit, Hussain knew the art of making people look at him and his work.

Associated with Progressive Artist's Group, or 'PAG of Bombay', the narrative of his paintings reflected 'Cubist' style and made him the first Indian artist to follow such a distinguished genre. Hussain turned afilmaker in 1967 with his first film 'Through the Eyes of a Painter'. Then he went on to make 'Gaja Gamini' with Madhuri Dixit. Later he made 'Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities' with Tabu, which landed into controversy.

His work though highly acclaimed invoked various controversies time to time and made him live the last days away from his homeland.

Today, on the 100th birth anniversary of the master of colours, IBNLive brings to you 10 famous quotes of MF Hussain:

On his self-imposed exile:

On his creations:

On the controversies his 'artwork' created:

When Madhuri Dixit became his muse:

His thoughts on Indian art and culture:

When questions were being raised on his nationality:

On his 'connection' with his artwork:

When he knew what the real worth of his paintings:

When his critics were discarding his work for being vulgur and provocative:

On making Bollywood movies:

first published:September 17, 2015, 16:20 IST