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Title

Gopini


Artist

Jamini Roy

India

11 Apr 1888 - 1972


About

Adapting the traditions of local and indigenous folk and tribal painters, Roy developed a bold, graphic style which he took to its logical conclusion. Fuelled by a romantic and ultimately orientalist ideology, Roy sought to renounce his elite status as an artist, setting up a workshop where anonymous artists created works collaboratively. Works such as 'Gopini' and 'Three men in a boat' (Acc.no.20.1994) are typical of Roy's paintings, which attempt to locate a distinctive Indian modernity at the limit of the village and the urban, the tribal and the modern.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.54.


Details


Other Title

Gopini (a female devotee of Lord Krishna)


Place where the work was made

Kolkata (Calcutta) West Bengal India


Cultural origin

Bengal School


Date

circa 1941


Media category

Painting


Materials used

gouache on board


Dimensions

44.8 x 26.5 cm image; 49 x 30.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed, l.r.corner in Bengali script, red gouache "Jamini Roy". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Oscar Edwards 1958


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9670


Artist information

Jamini Roy

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Contemporary Painting in Urban and Village India', Sydney, 2003, 54 (colour illus.).

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 6.3

Haema Sivanesan, Look, 'Indian painting', pg. 20-21, Melbourne, Mar 2001, 20, 21 (colour illus.).