5.7 x 3.7 in. / 14.5 x 9.4 cm.
Etching and aquatint on handmade paper
Anupam Sud’s picture frame is rather fitting—a nondescript face culminating into a Punchinello—probably informing the viewer of what really happens in love; one of the two in a relationship always having to give away the strings in the hands of the other. Adding weight to the narrative is a cupid figure who watches a couple from above, huddled nervously with a bow and no arrow in sight. Nudity, used as a metaphor by Sud, often signified vulnerability, as is the case with this couple.
Sen, Geeti, ed., Transgression in Print | Anupam Sud: Four Decades (New Delhi: Palette Art Gallery, 2007), p. 117
|Art Artist Names Single||Anupam Sud|