Gopal Ghose



11.0 x 7.5 in. / 27.9 x 19.1 cm.


Gouache and oil pastel on paper

Gopal Ghose’s flora studies stand among the finest in Indian modern art. The ‘Indian wanderer’ as he was called—he undertook a cycling expedition to understand the vastness of India—Ghose created art with an easy spontaneity. The Untitled gouache, art critic Jaya Appasamy had noted, captures ‘the fleeting mystery of light on nature’. We find in the work a certain grace and charm expounded by the earthy colours that add to the softer texture, giving it a strong visual syntax.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume IV: Bengal Modernists (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 638

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