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Temptation
Title Temptation
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Ink on Paper
Main Artist P.S. Chandrashekar
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1940
Country India
Period / Year of Work 1978
Dimensions 130 cm x 112 cm
Brief Description A little known artist, hailing from Secundrabad, P.S. Chandrashekar was introspective artist who was influenced by people and things that immediately surrounded him. The three artworks 'Temptation', 'Sex Vulture Style' and 'Litho', depict a common visual narrative. The first two works are drawings done with ink on paper, and convey a strong sexual innuendo. While we see animals, a Monkey couple in the former and vultures in the latter, the utilization of private human sexual emotions and behavior create a feeling of bestiality. Chadrashekar questioned and problematized sexual emotions between couples, through animal forms. The lithograph print however, depicts sexual eroticism and bestiality between a frog and a wild boar, revealing a vulgarity through the animal world. Chandrashekar also painted themes surrounding a rural life, its customs and attitudes, that brought him critical acclaim.