18.0 x 21.7 in. / 45.7 x 55.1 cm.
Watercolour and ink on paper, pasted on mount board
The brilliant and hard to classify Bengal modernist, Prokash Karmakar, constantly explored the inner and outwardly visible worlds of women in narratives that were often hard to decipher, but with multiple clues left in for imaginative conjectures. Though, most often, his heroine was seeking to escape masculine tyranny, in this Untitled painting, she looks leisurely in awe at a crescent-shaped object that could be anything—a broken piece of glass or, perhaps, the moon that someone’s promised to get her in a bid to romance her?
Dutta, Ella, Changing Images, An Exhibition of 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2001), p. 105
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