L. N. Taskar



12.0 x 9.0 in. / 30.5 x 22.9 cm.


Watercolour on paper

L. N. Taskar was at his most evocative when building up narratives of life around him, in the manner of European artists who were enchanted by—while also creating the exotica of—India. With a gentle touch of applying the watercolour brushstrokes, Taskar showed a skilful use of light and shadows in his compositions. In this painting, the artist places a knife sharpening master with his tools, working diligently. A young girl looks on while another female figure, a young boy and two dogs frame the rest of the painting.

published references

Home is a Place / Interiority in Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 65

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