14.5 x 10.2 in. / 36.8 x 25.9 cm.
Watercolour on paper
Sanat Chatterjee, a proponent of the Bengal School, presents an eroticised Shiva-Parvati image in this watercolour, a harmonious blend of eastern aesthetics—the wash technique has been used beautifully to render an essential Hindu imagery with distinct Tibetan influence. The construction of the picture plane seems inspired by Tibetan thangkas—most clearly visible in the billowing clouds, the stylisation of physical features of the figures, the presence of lotuses in which rest the feet of the divine couple, and the dragon mask-like object framing the image. The erotic element of the work signifies the Purusha-Prakriti duality that is at the centre of all creation.
|Art Artist Names Single||Sanat Chatterjee|