Still Life

Sunil Madhav Sen

Still Life


12.5 x 21.2 in. / 31.8 x 53.8 cm.


Gouache on paper

A founder member of the Calcutta Group, Sunil Madhav Sen is among the architects who defined the modern art movement in India. A self-taught artist—he was a lawyer by profession—encouraged by senior painters such as Atul Bose, Jamini Prakash Gangooly and Satish Sinha as well as by Abanindranath Tagore whose studio he visited, Sen spent long hours copying the European masters. Creating his own pictorial language, in Still Life, he angularises fruits and objects, flattening them on a vertically tilted tabletop.

published references

Karode, Roobina, ed., Still-Life: Adaptations in 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2007), p. 61
Home is a Place: Interiority in Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 96

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