Benode Behari Mukherjee
8.7 x 12.2 in. / 22.1 x 31.0 cm.
Tempera on Nepali paper pasted on mount board
Benode Behari Mukherjee, a twentieth-century Bengali artist, was a pioneer of Indian modern art. He studied at Visva-Bharati University, an international educational institute at Santiniketan, India, founded by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. He then travelled to Nepal, where he lived for three years: from 1949-52. During his stay at Nepal, he painted these artworks from memory, ushering into his work an atmospheric quality and a greater emphasis on the human figure. Visiting Nepal’s many temples, especially Kathmandu’s Pashupathinath temple, he recorded the daily life that revolved around them, and documented vital architectural details.
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