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Jamini Roy
Untitled


With the quest to rediscover his Indian roots and identity taking shape, Roy began exploring with different forms of Bengal folk and rural art. While he initially experimenting with Kalighat paintings, he eventually rejected that style to return to the "patua" art local to his childhood village. He "hoped to thereby raise himself to the level of the artisan" (Ibid., pg 24). Steeped in flat colours, Roy's works were mainly figurative paintings,...



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  Lot 6 of 85  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
10-11 JUNE 2015

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Jamini Roy
Untitled
Signed in Bengali (lower right)
Tempera on cardboard
22 x 28 in (55.9 x 71.1 cm)

NATIONAL ART TREASURE - NON-EXPORTABLE

PROVENANCE:
Gifted to an American Gentleman who became friends with the artist while visiting India in the 1940s
Thence by descent
Private Collection, Georgia
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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