Grey Sky

Grey Sky

Grey Sky


Grey Sky


late 1970s


29.7 x 34.0 in. / 75.4 x 86. 4 cm.


Acrylic and oil on canvas

This profound painting in deep colours is simultaneously an abstraction, a landscape and an experience. Silhouettes of solid mass—trees bent with the weight of rain and the force of wind—mushroom forth from a relatively flat plain. Clouds appear in the middle of the canvas and a dark, brooding sky occupies most of the compositional space. The night sky and the lights glowing on the trees highlight the infinite expanse of nature. This canvas was painted at a time when Amitava’s work was influenced by existentialists such as Jean-Paul Sartre and inventive thinker-writers such as Albert Camus.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations VI | 75 Artists (New Delhi: DAG, 2011), p. 17
Singh, Kishore, ed., Amitava: The Complete Works (New Delhi: DAG, 2013), pp. 50-51

Grey Sky
Grey Sky
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Art Artist Names Single Amitava

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