© National Portrait Gallery, London; commissioned with help from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Jerwood Portrait Commission, 2008
by Darvish Fakhr
composite of 9 panels in oil, 2008
19 5/8 in. x 19 5/8 in. (500 mm x 500 mm) each
Commissioned with help from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Jerwood Portrait Commission, 2008
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In this portrait, Khan is shown performing his own interpretation of the nine rasa, or emotions, that underpin all Indian classical dance forms - love, comedy, kindness, heroism, fury, terror, disgust, wonder and tranquillity.