An Old Man

V. B. Pathare

An Old Man


13.0 x 9.0 in. / 33.0 x 22.9 cm.


Watercolour on handmade paper

One of the foremost and significant portraitists of Indian modern art, V. B. Pathare was known for painting in the European academic realism style but with a sensibility that was very personal, very evolved. Pathare paints in An Old Man an elderly man with flowing white beard and a blue-shaded tunic. The wrinkles and lines on his face add to the personality of the figure. Pathare keeps the background in a pastel shade of brown to accentuate the portrait further.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Portraits: The Face of a People (New Delhi: DAG, 2013), p. 381

An Old Man
An Old Man
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Art Artist Names Single V. B. Pathare

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