Height 18 3/4 in. (47.5 cm.)
Transfigurations - The Sculpture of Mrinalini Mukherjee, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 27 January - 31 May, 2015.
Transfigurations - The Sculpture of Mrinalini Mukherjee, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2015, p. 50 and p. 107, illustrated.
Mrinalini Mukherjee's work changed in the mid-1990s when she began to experiment with ceramic sculpture, 'enjoying its immediate and voluptuous pleasures.' (Shikha Trivedy and Nilima Sheikh, 'Mrinalini Mukherjee', Transfigurations - The Sculpture of Mrinalini Mukherjee, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2015, p. 134) The impetus came from a workshop organised by the Foundation of Indian Artists in New Delhi for both Dutch and Indian artists. She met two artists whom she would continue to work with over the next several years. A year later, in 1996, she was invited to the European Ceramic Workcentre in The Netherlands, where she was able to continue her discovery of the medium, beginning to work with large-scale ceramics, some of which she then glazed in different colours.
The tones of the original are a darker brown than the catalogue illustration. Two spots of glue appear along the lower edge of the central leaf panel as can be referenced in the first illustration in the catalogue. It is possible thatthis panel was originally fired separately and therefore attached in this manner by the artist herself. Overall good condition.
About The Artist:
MRINALINI MUKHERJEE (1949 - 2015)