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Deciphering Visual Text

Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum invites you to join

Deciphering Visual Text


A Talk by Prof. Deepak Kannal

(An Indian art historian, sculptor, and teacher)

Date : 17 December, 2022 (on Saturday)

Time : 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Resource Person : Prof. Deepak Kannal

Venue : Lecture Hall of Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum


All are welcome with prior registration

To register, contact on 079-26306883/WhatsApp: +91-9408536883/DM us on Instagram (@ldmuseum.ahmedabad)


Like a text, a painting or a sculpture also needs to be deciphered to understand its meaning and the feelings in it. The presentation tries to propose a methodology to read the 'visual texts' in the light of Indian linguistic theories.

About the Speaker

Prof. Deepak Kannal is an art historian, a sculptor and a teacher. He taught at the Department of Art History and Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU of Baroda, shouldering the responsibilities as the Head of the department and the Dean of the Faculty. He has a long list of Publications that includes four books and a monograph, six edited volumes- three of them co-edited with Prof. Parimoo, three edited journals, three full length plays, three dance dramas and more than seventy papers and articles on Art and Aesthetics to his credit. He has organized and participated in many National/Inter National seminars, has delivered series of lectures for coveted institutes in India, US and UK and was invited on prestigious chairs instituted by various Academies, Museums and Universities.

He is a recipient of a number of awards, scholarships and distinctions in Sculpture, Theatre and Art History including the Charles Wallace fellowship at Cambridge, UK, National Lalitkala honorable mention, Gujarat Lalit Kala awards, A.P. Council National award, The Gujarat Gaurav Puraskar, Raja Ravi Verma Samman and the Tagore National Fellowship under which, he worked on the correspondence between Indian Linguistic Theories and Indian sculpture. The outcome of this research has been published in a book form – “Drigambhrini – The Syntax and Semiotics of Sculpture and Indian Linguistic Theories”.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum.

For more details, contact on 079-26306883 / WhatsApp: +91-9408536883 / DM us on Instagram (@ldmuseum.ahmedabad)


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