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Man with a Bird Cage
Title Man with a Bird Cage
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Old Wing Ground Floor
Object Type Painting
Main Material Oil on Canvas
Main Artist Binode Bihari Mukherjee
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1904 - 1980
Country India
Dimensions 26 cm x 60.5 cm
Brief Description Binode Behari Mukherjee led art beyond the dominance of literary subjects and mythology, to a form that gave importance to pictorial elements such as color, line and texture. As an artist, he has experimented with many mediums, ranging from murals to collage, from woodcuts to calligraphy, from watercolors, oil paint, ink and crayons to graphics. He was known to record his visual experiences on small cards, and occasionally in large brush-and-ink drawings, or paintings. He explored the capacity to show character in a subject through the juxtaposing of positive and negative space. In the 1930's Benodebehari worked as a curator for the Nepal government Museum, and as an advisor to the Educational Department in Nepal, besides training artists in Mussourie and Patna. Mukherjee led art beyond the dominance of literary subjects and mythology, to a form that gave importance to pictorial elements such as color, line and texture.