Shivering Sun

Kanwal Krishna

Shivering Sun


12.7 x 14.7 in. / 32.3 x 37.3 cm.


Aquatint on paper

Kanwal Krishna, who is best remembered for his landscapes of the Himalayas, visited Paris in 1953 and studied printmaking at Atelier 17 for three months. For the next seven years, he would work extensively in the medium, capturing the essence of the mountains in abstract form. In Shivering Sun, for instance, he catches the atmospherics around the tallest Himalayan peaks, where the sublimation of snow creates an ethereal aura, dimming the sun and enveloping it in a frozen shiver. The shade at the corners and edges adds depth to create a sense of height of the mountains.

published references

Sengupta, Paula, The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking, Volume II (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 168
Singh, Kishore, ed., India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France (New Delhi: DAG, 2018), p. 246

Shivering Sun
Shivering Sun
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