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Ink and pastel on paper
8 x 7 ⅜ in. (20.2 x 18.7 cm.)
Signed and dated 'JOGEN / 96' lower left and further signed and dated in Bengali lower right and inscribed '"Fruit I" (1996) / Jogen Chowdhury / Ink & oil Pastel on Paper / Size: 20.4 x 19 cm. / 5/9/96' on reverse
‘The familiar stuff of dreams: snakes, fish fruit, flowers, hand, breast, appear in a soft welter of forms, curiously afloat or held in limbo, evoking associations which erotic in a tender, mellow way. The animal and vegetable forms are both friable and damp, so that they seem to possess a strange kind of sentience. While this has surrealist undertones, it is largely absent in the rest of his work.’ (Deepak Ananth, ‘An Engagement with Reality’, India: Myth and Reality Aspects of Modern Indian Art, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1982, p. 55)
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About The Artist:
JOGEN CHOWDHURY (b. 1939)