Winter Night

Winter Night

Winter Night

B. N. Arya

Winter Night




26.0 x 40.0 in. / 66.0 x 101.6 cm.


Watercolour wash on paper pasted on Masonite board

Badri Nath Arya was one of the last exponents of the Bengal School who excelled in wash technique, using it in many of his paintings that depicted not only narratives from Indian mythology and epics but also of common ordinary people, particularly refugees, who had been through difficult journeys. He depicted even these ordinary struggles in the aesthetic style of wash painting, the journeys of people through villages and towns. Having witnessed communal violence and riots, Arya understood pain and suffering, portraying it sensitively in his art, as he does here, showing a family on a winter night, in search of accommodation to protect it from severe weather, when most of the village is indoors.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizon (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 90
Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations IX | 75 Artists, 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2013), p. 154
Singh, Kishore, ed., India Art Fair 2014: 20th Century Indian Modern Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 49

Winter Night
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