9.7 x 13.7 in. / 24.6 x 34.8 cm.
Watercolour on handmade paper
Though he worked mostly in enamel, Bishamber Khanna’s artistic journey included other mediums, such as oils and watercolour. This is among his earliest works, showing his artistic skill with strong outlines, swift brushstrokes and a colour palette that’s thoughtfully presented. What looks like a beautiful town in the mountains—Pahalgam, perhaps?—the watercolour shows the meticulous detailing of the rolling hills, giving a panoramic view of the homes, the picket-fencing, the animals grazing… the work is a fine example of Khanna’s effortless style and skill as an artist.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizon (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 290
|Art Artist Names Single||Bishamber Khanna|