Sudhir Ranjan Khastgir





23.5 x 34.7 in. / 59.7 x 88.1 cm.


Oil and ink on Masonite board

Though he studied under the guidance of Abanindranath Tagore, perfecting the art of wash technique, which was in line with Bengal School, Sudhir Khastgir evolved his own style that showed maturity, depth and an innate understanding of colour. What stood out, however, was the strength of his lines that gave movement and built a remarkable momentum in his art. The dancer in this Untitled work, resembling a whirling dervish, seems to be in a trance, dancing with a rare abandon even as her hair and garments sway to her movements.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume IV: Bengal Modernists (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 784
Singh, Kishore, ed., Ways of Seeing: Women Artists | Women as Muse (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 198

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Art Artist Names Single Sudhir Ranjan Khastgir

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