Reminiscicences of Dream No 18
Title Reminiscicences of Dream No 18
Accession Number acc-no-02560
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Water Colour on Paper
Main Artist Chowdhury, Jogen
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1939
Country India
Period / Year of Work 1971
Dimensions 55.2 cm x 55.2 cm
Brief Description Although Chowdhury has painted oils, his forte is painting in ink, water colour and pastel. The sinuous line contouring the flaccid figures, the cross-hatching to achieve tonal variations distinguish Chowdhury's paintings which show men and women in enigmatic situations with provocative gestures placed in a dark dream-like space. There is a bit of the theatre of the absurd. When we refer to Jogen as an iconoclast, it is with admiration for his magical combinations of the real and the unreal, the seen and the unseen, the familiar and the forbidden.