As soon you enter the new wing of National Gallery of Modern Art, you're welcomed by the exhibition of the bronze and metal sculptures by Amarnath Sehgal, one of the many pioneers of Indian modern art. This engineer turned artist has been proclaimed an expressionist artist for portraying innate emotions and truths depicted with a sense of a urgency evoked by socio-political events.
This exhibition includes a bust of Lala Lajpat Rai, a prominent leader of Indian freedom struggle. An artwork named 'Cries Unheard' is created in resemblance with the concept of anguished cries and represents extreme despair and devastation. Portraying the imperils of overpopulation taking a toll on the country, consequently leading to constant hunger and fear is 'The crushing burden'. ' Head with Horns' is an artistic representation of animalistic instincts in human beings that drive them to hostility and destruction.
The exhibition is to commemorate 100 years of Amarnath Sehgal.