Painting - I
Title Painting - I
Accession Number acc-no-12668
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Oil on Canvas
Main Artist Arpita Singh
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1937
Country India
Period / Year of Work 1987
Dimensions 123 cm x 92 cm
Brief Description Each of Arpita Singh's drawings, water colours on paper, and oils on canvas has a story to tell. The artist's colours are vibrant, her palette usually dominated by pinks and blues, and her paintings burst at the seams with teeming life forms and objects or motifs like guns, cars, planes, animals, trees and flowers. Described as a figurative artist and a modernist, Arpita Singh still makes it a point to stay tuned in to traditional Indian art forms and aesthetics, like miniaturist painting and different forms of folk art, employing them in her work regularly. The way in which she uses perspective and the narrative in her work is steeped in the miniaturist traditions and a direct reflection of her background.