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Ritual Image
Title Ritual Image
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Copper
Main Artist S. Nandagopal
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1946
Country India
Period / Year of Work 1977
Dimensions 120 cm x 16 cm x 120 (H) cm
Brief Description Nandagopal's sculptures have been radically transformed through his use of contemporary materials. A similar transformation is discernible in their content. Although reluctant to speak of the "meaning" of his work, Nandagopal has given his sculpture titles that clearly connect them with some of India's most ancient images, and yet they are markedly different from the products of the ancient artists' vision. It is in this difference that their quality lies. Each sculpture gives evidence of a remarkable creative synthesis of ancient forms and themes with modern techniques and sensibility, creating a new mythology as well as a new form that enables us to communicate with and related to a culture remote from us. bNandagopal's series titled 'Frontal Narrative Sculptures' consists of vigorous, iridescent bronze and copper sculptures that effortlessly soar into space with all the energy of a traditional piece of South Indian art. The use of commonplace found objects such as ladles, hooks and cleavers lends an interesting whimsical quality to the works.