30.0 x 22.0 in. / 76.2 x 55.9 cm.
Watercolour and ink on paper
Arup Das had painted this Untitled artwork, capturing the classical beauty of the clay festival idol of goddess Durga, a year before his death. In choosing the subject, Das had inadvertently documented the different artistical occupations that thrive in Bengal as a result of the region’s many festivities. Durga’s small round face harks back to an archaic and colonial sense of beauty, while the yellow skin highlights her rajasik quality. The jewellery around her head was painted sporadically to emulate light reflecting off the shiny tin.
|Art Artist Names Single||Arup Das|