24.0 x 19.7 in. / 61.0 x 50.0 cm.
Acrylic on cloth pasted on paper
Though Dharmanarayan Dasgupta is most well-known for his special egg tempera technique of applying paint on a canvas, which he developed in the late Seventies, he created his striking brand of art in other mediums as well. This Untitled work is an example of his felicity with other mediums too. The figure, in the artist’s signature style, floats in the air, distorted and lost, representing a middle-class man who will make compromises and literally, ‘drop’ his talent—denoted by the flute in his hand—bidding adieu to his dreams and aspirations.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations XI | 75 Artists, 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 116
|Art Artist Names Single||Dharmanarayan Dasgupta|