29.5 x 19.2 in. / 74.9 x 48.8 cm.
Watercolour on silk pasted on mount board
An artist and a teacher of great distinction, Maniklal Banerjee painted exquisitely, and almost exclusively, on silk, thereby adding a further element of delicacy to his training in the Bengal School style that he rendered in a more modern language. Besides landscapes, studies of women were his preferred subjects, of which this Untitled work is an example. It shows a mother in a superwoman avatar as she balances her numerous children, some of whom are naughty. Her bright red saree, a prominent gold necklace and alta (red paint) on her feet are an allusion to goddess Durga, the all-powerful mother.
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