Self Portrait with a Pipe

Sunil Madhav Sen

Self Portrait with a Pipe


18.7 x 24.0 in. / 47.5 x 61.0 cm.


Oil and enamel on paper pasted on mount board

Among the many other fascinating aspects of Sunil Madhav Sen’s art is his manner of experimenting with the artistic styles and movements that emerged in the West. However, he created his own visual vocabulary that allowed him to develop many styles, thus, making him one of the most influential modernists of his time. Distortion and disfiguration were important aspects of his figurative compositions—a genre in which he was obsessively painting. Breaking most conventional norms, this self-portrait gives a glimpse into the movements that influenced the artist.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Portraits: The Face of a People (New Delhi: DAG, 2013), p. 448

Self Portrait with a Pipe
Self Portrait with a Pipe
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Art Artist Names Single Sunil Madhav Sen

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