Purusha/Prakriti – I

Ananda Moy Banerji

Purusha/Prakriti – I




33.0 x 43.5 in. / 83.8 x 110.5 cm.


Woodcut on paper

This is a prized work from Ananda Moy Banerji’s oeuvre, as it had won him the prestigious National Award by the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1994. After completing his M.F.A. in printmaking from Santiniketan in 1985, Banerji returned to Delhi where he had grown up and started exploring the chaos of the big city in his series such as Today and Temptation. His vocabulary gradually evolved with better understanding of human existence, ultimately resulting in the Purusha Prakriti series. It also laid down the familiar trope of duality for his later series of works.

published references

Sengupta, Paula, The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking, Volume I (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 166

Purusha/Prakriti – I
Purusha/Prakriti – I
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