The Poet (Head of Rabindranath Tagore)

Ramkinkar Baij

The Poet (Head of Rabindranath Tagore)




19.0 X 12.0 X 10.0 in. / 48.3 X 30.5 X 25.4 cm.



Mein Aur Mere Andar translates into ‘I and Inside Me’, which in Jai Zharotia’s case, is an exact pointer to a big body of his work. Throughout his career, his quest remained to explore the duality of existence, to process the reality which is not exactly what it appears. In this case, this quest makes the artist turn the subject inwards and look at what lies inside: is it different from what is portrayed outside? From what appears in the artwork, the veneer is different from the core. In this work, Zharotia emphasised the duality without passing judgment on the right or wrong of it.

published references

Mitter, Partha, The Triumph of Modernism, India's Artists and The Avant-Garde 1922-1947 (London: Reaktion Books, 2007), p. 95
'Seven Contemporary Artists', Marg, Vol. V, No. 1, unpaginated
Sinha, Gayatri, Poetry and Patriotic Fervour (New Delhi: DAG, 2003), p. 75
Kumar, R. Siva, Ramkinkar Baij (New Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art, 2012), p. 165
Singh, Kishore, ed., Manifestations VI: 75 Artists (New Delhi: DAG, 2011), p. 27
Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Bengal (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 160
Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume X: In The Round (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 252
Singh, Kishore, ed., Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2016), p. 84-89
Singh, Kishore, ed., The Poet: Ramkinkar Baij (New Delhi: DAG, 2016), book
Singh, Kishore, ed., Iconic Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art, Volume I (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 150

The Poet (Head of Rabindranath Tagore)
The Poet (Head of Rabindranath Tagore)
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