The Cloud of Gold

The Cloud of Gold

The Cloud of Gold

Bireswar Sen

The Cloud of Gold




2.2 x 3.5 in. / 5.6 x 8.9 cm.


Watercolour on paper

Bireswar Sen drew inspiration from masters of styles and traditions, including his teacher Abanindranath Tagore, Japanese masters Yokoyama Taikan and Kampo Arai, and Russian painter and philosopher Nicholas Roerich. In fact, after meeting Roerich, Sen began to paint Himalayan landscapes in the miniature format, marking a new era in Indian painting. The works, whether real or imaginary, have spiritual power, standing out for the nuanced depiction of light and colour in the miniature format, as seen in The Cloud of Gold.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations XI | 75 Artists, 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 81
Maitra, Shatadeep, Indian Blue: From Realism to Abstraction (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 44

The Cloud of Gold
The Cloud of Gold
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