Verge of Dawn

Bireswar Sen

Verge of Dawn




2.2 x 3.5 in. / 5.6 x 8.9 cm.


Watercolour on paper

Bireswar Sen looked at landscape painting as a site to experiment with colour mixes and denote an emotional state of being. Spiritually profound, meditatively calming, Sen’s stylistic creations often showed, in miniature format, imposing mountain ranges, grand vistas, dense forests, all painted with precision. Very often, human figures commanding the space in his paintings were a foil to reveal the vastness of the place, the rich hues of the sky, as seen in the Verge of Dawn, and a rare quietness that dominated his work.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume II: Birth of Modernism (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 334

Verge of Dawn
Verge of Dawn
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