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Title

Gopini

circa 1941

Artist

Jamini Roy

India

11 Apr 1888 – 1972

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  • 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
    Period
    Modernism circa 1850 - 1945 → India
    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

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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

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

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