Giles Tillotson on Thomas Daniell

'Iconic Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art, Edition 2' opened on 11 February, featuring fifty artworks which shaped the trajectory of pre-modern and modern art in the country. As part of the exhibition, Giles Tillotson reflects on Thomas Daniell’s painting ‘Hunting the Serow in India’, which draws from the artist’s experience of travelling to India. The painting depicts an unusual hunting scene, where an act of sudden violence is juxtaposed with a space of tranquility.