The Blind Musician

Gopal Sanyal

The Blind Musician




44.0 x 33.0 in. / 111.8 x 83.8 cm.


Oil on canvas

Born into a family of classical musicians, Gopal Sanyal focused on drawing and painting common people, bird sellers and Baul musicians, thus, revealing his empathy for hardworking, poor folk outside the pale of regular society. The Blind Musician is a strong painting, full of pathos revealing a poor, naked human figure, holding ektara in his hands, lost in his music, sitting atop a donkey while a few birds lean in to listen to him. It’s easy to see the vulnerability and the hardships endured by this figure.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Bengal (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 309

The Blind Musician
The Blind Musician
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