Black Boys Fight with Demons
Title Black Boys Fight with Demons
Accession Number acc-no-12510
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Water Colour on Paper
Main Artist K.G.Subramanyam
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1924
Country India
Period / Year of Work 1986
Dimensions 59 cm x 89 cm
Brief Description A prolific writer, scholar, teacher and art historian, K.G. Subramanyan uses his in-depth knowledge of various artistic traditions to create fantastical images of wit and eroticism that are universal in their appeal, yet coupled with iconic symbols drawn from Indian legends and folklore. There is a strong sense of folk narrativity in his paintings, as he translates, incidents, and folklore, into child-like drawings with an underlying hint of eroticism. He explored the possibilities of modern art from a different perspective, giving new dimensions to the human figure by making them appear more as characters from various myths and traditional narratives, populating a composition from a completely different angle.