Ramendranath Chakravorty



48.0 x 32.0 in. / 121.9 X 81.3 cm.


Lithograph on paper

A painter-printmaker of repute, Ramendranath Chakravorty helped popularise printmaking in Calcutta by carrying forward the legacy of Mukul Dey. In his own work, he excelled at creating detailed stories accentuated with the play of light as is evident in this Untitled lithograph. Here, he captures a stage performance with the hand gestures of the actors and their attire suggesting a south-east Asian origin. The work excels in its use of blue to highlight a part of the lithograph and the light falling on the actors. The audience is in the shade but well delineated, their expressions showing them engrossed in the performance.

published references

Sengupta, Paula, The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking, Volume I (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 107

More Information
Art Artist Names Single Ramendranath Chakravorty

additional artworks