Flowers of the Dawn

Flowers of the Dawn

Flowers of the Dawn

Prabhakar Barwe

Flowers of the Dawn




9.5 x 14.2 in. / 24.1 x 36.1 cm.


Ink on paper

Prabhakar Barwe excelled in depicting alternate views of things we take for granted, even with the simplest of drawings such as this. The unexpected often rendered his work surrealistic, quite like the Flowers of the Dawn. The work surprises not just for what it is but for what it has removed of the conventional representation of blooms at the break of day. These are flowers, without doubt, but hardly resemble their real counterparts. In fact, there is something extra-sensory about the way their stems twist, almost giving them an anthropomorphic command over their movement.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 90
Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume VII: Alternate Sensibilities (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 1385

Flowers of the Dawn
Flowers of the Dawn
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