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Title

Black mother

1992

Artist

N.N. Rimzon

India

1957 –

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    India
    Cultural origin
    Baroda school
    Period
    Contemporary circa 1945 - onwards → India
    Date
    1992
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    charcoal on paper
    Dimensions
    46.0 x 42.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1994
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    359.1994
    Copyright
    © NN Rimzon

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  • About

    N.N Rimzon studied at the college of Fine Arts, Trivandrum from 1975 and in 1984 completed a Masters in Fine Arts (sculpture) at the University of Baroda. His work approaches the metaphysical subjects of birth, life and death with a rich vocabulary of symbols and metaphors. Free from religious iconography or undertones his work exhibits a distinctly personal response to questions on the meaning of life. In this drawing the charcoal is applied in a very deliberate yet liberal manner that expresses a certain immediacy and the artist’s sense of urgency to produce in light of, or perhaps despite death’s imminence. N.N. Rimzon says; 'There is of course, the will. The will to integrate with the world, the will to change the world, to invent a new culture, a new society, to perhaps give new meaning to life. But the paradox is that the will controls neither death nor dying. And, after all, a work of art is all about death and life.'1

    1. N.N. Rimzon, The Artist as Exile, Art Heritage 10, 1990-91, pp. 21-22.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    India

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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