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Title

Manipuri drummer


Artist

Shiavax Chavda

India

1914 - 1990


About

Shiavax Chavda was born in Navsari, Gujarat and in 1930 joined the Sir JJ school of Art, Mumbai. He continued his training at the Slade School, London and later at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris. Having worked as a sets designer the Diaghelev Ballet while he studied in Paris, Chavda grew interested in capturing the rhythm and movement of dancers. Energetic depictions of traditional Indian dancers and musicians are a hallmark of Chavda's work. 'The Dancer' and 'Manipuri drummer' reveal his characteristic use of quick, deft brushstrokes to capture movement and to convey vigour. Colour, used sparingly, heightens the drama and dynamism of the figures.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008


Details


Place where the work was made

India


Date

1963


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

ink and pencil on paper


Dimensions

47.0 x 37.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l. l. corner in English and Devnagari script


Credit

Gift of Zenobia Boyce 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

246.2008


Artist information

Shiavax Chavda

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
India