18.0 x 23.7 in. / 45.7 x 60.2 cm.
Mohan Samant’s art is quietly evocative, full of quasi-expressionistic textures even as it creates surrealist allusions. An associate of the Progressives, Samant came to New York in the Fifties, and started to engage and adapt to influences that informed his art henceforth. From the wonderful world of Indian miniatures to Ajanta murals, Lascaux cave paintings and Egyptian funerary wall drawings, Samant’s art, as seen in this assured early work, was uniquely distinctive and Indian in perspective even as it spoke a modern subjectivity.
Singh, Kishore, Memory & Identity: Indian Artists Abroad (New Delhi: DAG, 2016), p. 276
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