10.0 x 15.5 in. / 25.4 x 39.4 cm.
Watercolour on paper pasted on mount board
Gobardhan Ash used colours as an expression of his intent to devise a visual language that was not based on the preceding Bengal School or British academic realism. He was, thus, an important painter in India’s search for a new modernism based entirely on self-discovery. Having rejected existing styles for their limitations or the inherent decay that was part of their process, he attempted to overcome it with a play of line and colour. Here, he foregrounds three trees in a cadence of movement, their dancing canopies casting shadows indicative of the sunny day on which they were painted.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizon (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 93
|Art Artist Names Single||Gobardhan Ash|