13.0 x 9.7 in. / 33.0 x 24.6 cm.
Watercolour on paper
Considered a doyen of modern art world in his native Rajasthan, Ramgopal Vijaivargiya was a proponent of the Bengal School style that carried elements of Ajanta and Ellora cave paintings and the miniature tradition. Throughout his career, he stayed true to the style that had an individuated language. His subjects ranged from mythology and classical literature to ordinary folk and their lives, which also included the gods and goddesses that they worshipped, as in this Untitled watercolour. The most distinctive feature of this painting of the cowherd god Krishna is the pair of benevolent eyes that sit pretty on the Ajanta-esque visage.
Maitra, Shatadeep, Indian Blue: From Realism to Abstraction (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 111
|Art Artist Names Single||Ramgopal Vijaivargiya|