46.0 x 36.0 in. / 116.8 x 91.4 cm.
Oil on canvas
In this uncanny work of figurative abstraction, Amitava explores the fringes of surrealism by giving an unnatural set of arms to an apparently female figure—her yellow scarf flowing in the wind helps in ascribing the gender to the figure. Does she have a set of three feet or three arms, or two feet and an arm… it’s impossible to state definitively. What, however, is clear is that she is being thrust forward, her flowing scarf attesting to the movement. Is that an athlete in the dusk of her career? Or a woman bent under the weight of her hard life?
Singh, Kishore, ed., Amitava: The Complete Works (New Delhi: DAG, 2013), p. 81
|Art Artist Names Single||Amitava|