Vishwanath Nageshkar





17.2 x 14.2 in. / 43.7 x 36.1 cm.


Watercolour on paper

Like many other artists, Vishwanath Nageshkar, in his career, explored biblical themes, particularly the crucifixion of Christ. Nageshkar had the ability to ooze sentimentality and emotion from the viewer by painting some of the most compelling narratives. Influenced by the colour palette of Gaugin and Cezanne, he paints a closeup image of Christ, showing his pain, the blood, the gore and the abject torture done to his body. It’s the painful expression of Nageshkar’s Christ that urges us as viewers to feel the pain.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Divine: Gods & Goddesses in 19th and 20th Century Modern Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 271
Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume VII: Alternate Sensibilities (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 1429
Singh, Kishore, ed., India’s French Connection | Indian Artists in France (New Delhi: DAG, 2018), p. 65

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