(India 11 Apr 1888 – 1972)
44.8 x 26.5 cm image; 49 x 30.6 cm sheet
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.
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, South Yarra, Mar 2001, 20, 21 (colour illus.).
A survey of Indian art (1967), Fisher Library, University of Sydney, Sydney, 06 Sep 1967–23 Sep 1967
Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2001–11 Jun 2001