JUNE, 70
Title JUNE, 70
Accession Number acc-no-02481
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name New Wing First Floor
Object Type Painting
Main Material Oil on Canvas
Main Artist Biren De
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1926 - 2011
Country India
Period / Year of Work 1970
Dimensions 121.8 cm x 183 cm
Brief Description To fully appreciate his work, one will have to know the leading thread of the whole and penetrate into the philosophy on which it is based and grows with the line of Indian tradition. A central point which is to be found in each of Biren De's canvasses and which constitute its pivot is the invariable centre immovably fixed and serenely poised of the un-manifested around which other forms of the manifested fold and unfold. "I was interested in having man and universe together. I like blue the most but I also have lazing reds oscillate between the two. Red is outside, it is raw, it is everything. The struggle of the ancient and modern was being clearly revealed in Biren De's dilemma by the early 70's. While not an expressly philosophical artist, De's paintings paid a welcome contribution towards the Neo-Tantric movement of the 70's.