Dharmanarayan Dasgupta



14.5 x 10.5 in. / 36.8 x 26.7 cm.


Ink and waterproof ink on paper

Though Dharmanarayan Dasgupta was primarily known for painting in a surrealist mode, satirising the local culture and depicting the typicality of the Bengali babu, intrinsically linked to his conditioning, this Untitled work is a stark contrast from any of those paintings. However, it does reflect the personal language of the artist in that it is synonymous with Dasgupta’s journey to experiment and create works that expounded the artistic debate of the shift from a particular style or school towards an approach to modernism.

published references

Sarkar, Sandip, and Guha-Thakurta, Tapati, Dharmanarayan Dasgupta, 1939-1997: Representing the Bengali Modern (Calcutta: Galerie 88, 2000), p. 34
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizon (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 196
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 140
Tillotson, Giles, New Found Lands: The Indian Landscape from Empire to Freedom (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 162

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