29.5 x 24.7 in. / 74.9 x 62.7 cm.
Watercolour, gouache and ink with rice paper on handmade paper
This Untitled work has a wash-like look that creates an illuminating effect. It is difficult to tell whether Arun Bose has painted a tribal deity or a demon, or some fantastical character from his imagination. But with four eyes, two noses, webbed, wing-like hands, the half-human, half-animal form seems to belong to Bose’s own world of magic-realist fantasy or dreams. The creature appears to float mid-air, baring small but pointed teeth within a wide mouth, creating a sense of mystery, as Bose’s works often did.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations XI | 75 Artists, 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 182
|Art Artist Names Single||Arun Bose|