26.7 x 18.5 in. / 67.8 x 47.0 cm.
Tempera on paper pasted on board
Amalnath Chakladhar is known for works that display his acute observation of life around him of which this Untitled work is a prime example. It’s a simple yet powerful picture of a young boy feeding rice grain to the pigeons from a crude terracotta bowl. His own clothing and rags in the background suggest a less-than-modest situation while his forlorn look adds to his story of deprivation. The work’s vocabulary reveals the artist’s individual quest of modernism, forsaking the styles dominant in the years preceding the work’s dateline.
Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume IV: Bengal Modernists (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 759
|Art Artist Names Single||Amalnath Chakladhar|