Title Christ
Accession Number acc-no-03112
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Old Wing First Floor
Object Type Painting
Main Material Tempera on Paper
Main Artist Jamini Roy
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1887 - 1972
Country India
Dimensions 16.5 x 26.5
Brief Description While in the early years of his career, Jamini Roy experimented with and mastered many contemporary European styles such as Impressionism and Pointillism. Blending this visual language with that of the sweeping calligraphic lines of the Kalighat Patas, Jamini Roy created a sophisticated style that even investigated Christian themes such as the crucifixion. Here we see Christ, in a standing posture with his right arm raised to the viewer. The figure is painted in the Kalighat technique but the narrative is borrowed from a biblical context.