23.2 x 18.0 in. / 58.9 x 45.7 cm.
Acrylic, ink and pastel on handmade paper
Over the course of a prolific and inventive career, Prokash Karmakar frequently commented on the state of women and their objectification. A lot of his context for such works was taken from Calcutta and many of the paintings depicting the angst of the women became an indicator of his interest in the city. The nude figures in this Untitled painting seem to be in control of their sexual freedom but a closer look only makes us wonder if their hollowed, empty eyes tell a different story?
Singh, Kishore, ed., The Naked & The Nude: The Body in Modern Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 138
|Art Artist Names Single||Prokash Karmakar|