40.7 x 56.0 in. / 103.4 x 142.2 cm.
Chinese ink and watercolour on paper pasted on Masonite board
Jaya Ganguly’s figures, particularly the women in her paintings, are powerful and enigmatic, brimming with earthy energy. In Four Figures, the women appear raw and powerful, even as their resemblance is strongly rooted in a primitivist trope. We’re unsure if they’re even conversing with one another but what we do know for sure is that they tease the viewer, not necessarily sensually but with a certain raw appeal. Ganguly’s colour palette here is largely dark, broken once in a while with bright colours such as yellow and red.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Navrasa: The Nine Emotions of Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2020), p. 193
|Art Artist Names Single||Jaya Ganguly|