Top 10 Most Controversial Paintings Of M.F Hussain

India’s best known ‘art maestro’ Maqbool Fida Hussain popular know as M.F Hussain died of heart attack at a hospital in London. One of India’s most charmistic artist who had redefined art to a great extent, died at Royal Brompton Hospital. According to the Forbes magazine he was “Picasso of India” for his wide repertoire of works of art.
M.F Hussain
M.F Hussain started of his career in painting by hand painting bollywood film posters and joined the Bombay progressive artists group in the late 1940s after independence of India. The painting of this legend was popular all over the world and some of them could fetch over one million dollars.

In 1990s some of Hussain’s work became controversial because of their portrayal of Hindu deities in the nude or in an allegedly sexual manner. Though the painting were created 10 1970s but become an issue in 1996 when they were printed in Vichar Mimansa, a Hindu monthly magazine.In response to that there were many protests from all over the country and eight complaints were filled against the Hussain .In 1998 he was attacked by Hindu groups like Bajrang Dal and his art works were vandalized. The attacks were endorsed by Shiv Sena leaders. Due to the attacks and protests the exhibition in London was lso closed.

In February 2006, he was again charged for hurting sentiments of Hindus because of his nude portrays of Hindu god and goddesses. The matter become so complicated that he left the country and was advised to never return home. In 2010, he falls under another controversy and this time it was one of his lesser known painting “The Nude Dude” which was deemed to depict an Arab Sheikh in a nude posture. Finally. he died the following year in London.
Now as promised we are going to provide you a list of Top 10 controversial paintings of M.F Hussain who got addicted to all the controversies surrounding nudity.

Top 10 Most Controversial Paintings Of M.F Hussain

10. Goddess Lakshmi Naked on Ganesha’s head

Goddess Lakshmi Naked on Ganesha's head

9. Naked Saraswati

Naked Saraswati

8. Naked Shri Parvati

Naked Shri Parvati

7. Naked Hanuman and Goddess Sita sitting on thigh of Raavan
Naked Hanuman and Goddess Sita sitting on thigh of Raavan

6. Goddess Durga union with Tiger

Goddess Durga union with Tiger

5. Out of the four leaders, Mahatma Gandhi is decapitated and Adolf Hitler is naked

Out of the four leaders

4. Naked Draupadi

Naked Draupadi

3. Fully clad Muslim King and naked Hindu Brahmin

Fully clad Muslim King and naked Hindu Brahmin

2. The Nude Dude, a derivative form of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing The Vitruvian Man, expect that the man in the painting is wearing keffiyeh (Arabic scarf) on his head.

The Nude Dude

1. Naked Mother India (Bharat Mata)

Naked Mother India (Bharat Mata)

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