After a month of war
Title After a month of war
Accession Number acc-no-11607
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Oil on Canvas
Main Artist D.Doraiswamy
Artist's Nationality Indian
Country India
Dimensions 123 cm x 91.4 cm
Brief Description Decimated bodies, limbs, decapitated men, children with their throats slit, while the blood flowed into the reddening sand. A kneeling mother, with her hands to her head, children clinging to her bleeding breasts, cries out in mute agony. The scene in this painting, made evident by the title: 'the aftermath of war', evokes a distressed, agonizing landscape. The painting references the famous 'Guernica', by Picasso, in depicting the complete chaos and anguish of a post war people. The iconography also resembles Goya's painting 'The Third of May', in capturing the immediacy of the moment.