40.0 x 27.0 in. / 101.6 x 68.6 cm.
Watercolour wash on paper pasted on paper
Ramgopal Vijaivargiya was the flagbearer of the wash technique of the Bengal School in his native Rajasthan, having trained under Sailendranath De, a follower of Abanindranath Tagore. Combined with his understanding of the Indian aesthetic theory that helped him accentuate different rasas or emotions, he achieved a superlative level of storytelling. In this Untitled work, he uses tender hues to give expression to the renunciation of the world by Siddharth Gautam, the Shakya prince, who would later become the Buddha. It’s the wife, Yashodhara’s grief that is most evident as she sits helplessly while her husband walks away.
Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Bengal (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 172
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