19.2 x 16.5 in. / 48.8 x 41.9 cm.
Etching and aquatint on paper
Subba Ghosh creates here a personal moment of his protagonist who appears to be playing ‘cat’s cradle’, a string game that many of us indulged in to pass time. Ghosh’s protagonist’s calm demeanour is misleading, especially when one looks at the elements that are placed in the confined place. Though everything has a homely feel, we find photographs of the protagonist’s companion, one of them suggesting he’s a soldier. We find other discomforting elements, particularly of a woman lying in a foetal position.
Sengupta, Paula, The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking, Volume I and II (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 166, p. 251
|Art Artist Names Single||Subba Ghosh|