Towards Heaven

Gopal Sanyal

Towards Heaven




13.7 x 10.0 in. / 34.8 x 25.4 cm.


Oil and ink on paper

Gopal Sanyal created works that showed the plight of the common people who were affected by the violence around them. Most often, their suffering was depicted through animals who looked uncomfortable and fraught. The ironically titled Towards Heaven shows Sanyal’s human figures, equally troubled and marginalised, who nonetheless stand up to the forces of a hostile social system. While their faces echo their agony, there is a musculature to their flesh that speaks of their will to survive against the worst odds.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Bengal (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 282

Towards Heaven
Towards Heaven
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