Title Buffalo
Accession Number acc-no-02362
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Old Wing First Floor
Object Type Painting
Main Material Oil
Main Artist Sailoz Mukherjee
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1908 - 1960
Country India
Dimensions 71 cm x 51 cm
Brief Description An elegantly composed painting, this oil on paper attempts to explore mood rather than technical mastery. We see a diagonally placed pathway, across which a woman is walking away from the viewer. A slanting tree can be seen beside her. In the right hand corner of the painting, the artist has painted two buffaloes wading through a water body: their heads tilted upwards towards the walking woman. A mood of longing-ness is evoked through the tilted heads of the buffaloes and the woman who walks away from the viewer. The expressivity of Sailoz Mukherjee takes a conventional form, yet his paintings convey the truth in a wholesome way. Though economical, the picturization suggests a dialogue between the buffaloes and the lone woman figure.