24.0 x 43.7 in. / 61.0 x 111.0 cm.
Oil on canvas
Haku Shah paints here a family inspired from rural India. Shah had an abiding interest in tribal cultural heritage and art, and engaged in themes related to this subject in both, his writing and art practice. The hollowed-out eyes and other features of the three figures in the painting, which give Shah’s work a ‘modern’ perspective, don’t strip them of emotions. Instead, the work conveys the trials that the family endures but also shows how they are together in the struggle to survive against all odds.
Singh, Kishore, India’s Rockefeller Artists: An Indo-US Cultural Saga (New Delhi: DAG, 2017), p. 303
|Art Artist Names Single||Haku Shah|