20.2 x 11.7 x 8.5 in. / 51.3 x 29.7 x 21.6 cm.
This terracotta work by Chintamoni Kar has the finish of sandstone and the figure’s bearing, especially the torso, has a striking resemblance to the thin body of the terracotta dancing girl of Harappa of the Indus Valley Civilisation. The fluidity of the composition, however, seems to be the result of Kar's time in France and England—he studied sculpture in Paris under R. Wlérick and Victor Giovanelli, and spent ten years in London. A distinctly Indian figure with its flowing lower garment and a pallu (free end of a saree pulled over the head) is given a strong European treatment, making it a wonderful specimen of modern Indian sculpture.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations 5: 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2011), p. 95
|Art Artist Names Single||Chintamoni Kar|