L. N. Taskar



13.0 x 21.0 in. / 33.0 x 53.3 cm.


Watercolour and graphite on paper pasted on cardboard

There is a strong local aesthetic in L. N. Taskar’s paintings, and despite the rigid academic discipline inherent in art schools back then, the artist made several departures from his training in perfecting the watercolour technique that revealed a softness and a rare tenderness. Taskar balances in this Untitled painting, the light and the shadow areas, creating a focal strategy to reveal the features and expression of the protagonist—the female figure who stands with her bag of belongings. She’s alone despite the multitudes of human figures around her.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume II: Birth of Modernism (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 365

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