Homage to Sri Lanka II

Shobha Broota

Homage to Sri Lanka II




48.0 x 48.0 in. / 121.9 x 121.9 cm.


Acrylic on canvas

New Delhi-based Shobha Broota believes in paring things down to their very essence. What remains on the canvas through this process of elimination ultimately are mere lines, some movements and a few circles. In Homage to Sri Lanka II, Broota encapsulates the vitality of the tropical island, including its recent history of civil strife, through a large circle on a fiery red background. The luminosity of the red plane is most intense at the centre, diffusing gradually as the eye travels outwards. The circle, or the wheel of life, turns incessantly, gaining experiences and shedding memories as it moves forward.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Tantra On The Edge: Inspirations and Experiments in Twentieth-Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2022), p. 304

Homage to Sri Lanka II
Homage to Sri Lanka II
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