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Picture in Gold
Title Picture in Gold
Accession Number acc-no-02501
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Oil
Main Artist K.C.S Panikar
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1911 - 1977
Country India
Dimensions 211 x 122.5 cm
Brief Description K.C.S.Panicker was both an influential art teacher, having retired as principal of the Government College of Arts and Crafts Chennai, as well as an innovative painter heralding the birth of Modernism in South India. He influences and inspired a number of artists of the younger generation not only through his seminal works and experimentation but also through the conception of Cholamandal , a self-sufficient artists village,. He broke away from figurative aert leading the compositions towards form. The neat scribbles and cryptic encounter with the notebook of a student of mathematics, an element of Tantra was slowly ushered in mainly because of their play of astrological looking diagrams and calligraphy. There is also the piquancy of the folk motif , which acts as the catalyst in the composition.