21.5 x 14.2 in. / 54.6 x 36.1 cm.
Gouache on paper
The painting depicts a figure, its hands tightly clasped, as if to ward off evil or violence. The haunted figure seems to be almost numb with agony, Rabin Mondal’s oft-used palette of green, red, and black, relating to pain and torment, seems emphasised in this painting. The brooding figure with its tortured mien was the stuff of Mondal’s paintings, pointing out the vulnerability of the weak who were constantly demeaned by those in power.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Kingdom of Exile: A Rabin Mondal Retrospective (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 104
|Art Artist Names Single||Rabin Mondal|