Partha Pratim Deb



c. early 1970s


18.0 x 23.2 in. / 45.7 x 58.9 cm.


Oil on canvas

Partha Pratim Deb’s work is characterised by contrast which plays out in this Untitled work where soft pinks and blues are offset by grey-black and solid yellow, and gently curving lines lend softness to otherwise wooden figures. The group seems to be waiting for an event in a public room. A figure on the left is engrossed in a newspaper while two others lounge abstractedly on the right. Three more participate in idle conversation. Deb lends a poetic quality to this undistinguished setting with a pink overtone, almost like an observer watching the proceedings through a window.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume IV: Bengal Modernists (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 765

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