38.0 x 12.5 in. / 96.5 x 31.7 cm.
Oil on Masonite board
It’s impossible not to have tears in your eyes when one views this work, which shows a young child hugging a female figure, probably her mother, who is hanging from the noose tied to a tree. The woman looks pregnant, and the image immediately grips the viewer making one uncomfortable, helpless. V. Nageshkar was in Europe during World War II and there’s a possibility that this work from the later decades of his career still harks back to that violent time.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Navrasa: The Nine Emotions of Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2020), p. 91
|Art Artist Names Single||Vishwanath Nageshkar|