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Devayani Krishna

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Print size: 15.7 x 11.7 in. / 39.9 x 29.7 cm.
Paper size: 16.7 x 12.2 in. / 42.4 x 31.0 cm.


Colour etching tinted with gouache on paper

This abstract landscape of the mind and heart is an ode to the mother—divine or temporal—as she, irrespective of her avatar, is the creator and nurturer of life. Devayani Krishna employed a rare bright palette for this work, in which she placed the altar to the mother—overhung by a star denoting her role as a pathfinder for her offspring—in a leafy arbour dappled with sunlight. Imbued with positive energy, the work shows an arrangement in the shrine made up of inverted leaves of the lobster claw plant. It is topped by a lighted earthen lamp or diya.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume VII: Alternate Sensibilities (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 1355
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Divine: Gods & Goddesses in 19th and 20th Century Modern Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 254
A Place in the Sun: Women Artists from 20th Century India (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 18

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