Chitral

Kanwal Krishna

Chitral

year

1945

size

11.5 x 8.2 in. / 29.2 x 20.8 cm.

medium

Watercolour on handmade paper

In 1945, Kanwal Krishna travelled to Afghanistan and the present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, then incorporated as the North West Frontier Province of the British empire, on the invitation of its governor, to paint the region’s life and landscapes. This watercolour, Chitral, is one of the earliest works to be produced on that trip, featuring a steep escarpment of the Hindu Kush mountain range that overlooks the Chitral town and valley. Krishna’s dexterity with the medium is revealed through his controlled brush strokes and the sharp, unpolluted light of the higher reaches that he captures on the face of the cliff.

Chitral
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