Sunil Madhav Sen



21.0 x 27.5 in. / 53.3 x 69.9 cm.


Watercolour and ink on paper

Artists have often used script to enhance the visual impact of their paintings. Sometimes, the text is related to mythological episodes or have other tantric references or provide an important context for the artist. In this painting, Sunil Madhav Sen sprinkles text—and even horoscope-type charts—related to important events in his life. From details about his birth to the commissions he received as an artist to sharing his thoughts about his mentors and teachers, this work is a rich amalgamation of the figurative genre and text.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations XI | 75 Artists, 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 165
Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume IV: Bengal Modernists (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 659

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