Bipin Behari Goswami



7.7 x 9.5 x 5.7 in. / 19.6 x 24.1 x 14.5 cm.



Though Bipin Behari Goswami did not title this bronze thus, it is an unmistakable rendition of the most popular Hindu deity amongst artists—Lord Ganesha. A distinctly modern work, it honestly follows the traditional canon of rendering the deity—the sitting posture with legs folded in front of an overhanging belly, the form rising up like a pyramid topped by the tusker’s head, and arms cradling the sons Shubh and Labh on each side. Goswami’s masterstroke was to give a modern avatar to a traditional aesthetic without comprising on any of its characteristic, defining elements.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Divine: Gods & Goddesses in 19th and 20th Century Modern Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 205

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