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Title

Agriculture in different seasons


Artist

Minakshi

India

1968 -


About

Here you see the cycle of agricultural activity that takes place during the year: ploughing the soil, sowing the seed, harvesting the crop and threshing the grain. The painting has the diagrammatic quality of a pictogram but is rendered with an exquisite attention to detail that captures the nuances of everyday life. The artist's eye for detail and delight in celebrating everyday events, weaving them into larger compositions, distinguishes Minakshi's art practice. The distinctive hand of the artist is significant in a context where the images and designs of folk and tribal artists can be readily commodified.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.55.


Details


Place where the work was made

Maharashtra India


Date

1992


Media category

Painting


Materials used

rice paste and poster colour on paper


Dimensions

58.5 x 91.1 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, in Devanagari script, white poster colour, "Minakshi Vasukhe Vayeda". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

350.1993


Artist information

Minakshi

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Victoria Lynn, India Songs: multiple streams in contemporary Indian art, Sydney, 1993, 42, 54. no. 45

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Contemporary Painting in Urban and Village India', Sydney, 2003, 55 (colour illus.).

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 5.10