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Title Untitled
Accession Number acc-no-16360
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Etching
Main Artist Somnath Hore
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1921 - 2006
Country India
Period / Year of Work 1978
Dimensions 26 cm x 22.5 cm
Brief Description Somnath Hore taught at Indian Art College and Delhi Polytechnic before coming to teach at Kala Bhavan Santiniketan. Known as a painter-sculptor Hore's work reflects a sensitivity towards 'line' that evokes an honesty and humaneness. His sketches of the human body show an understanding of the emotions undergone in pain and joy with simultaneous intensity. His "Wound Series", exemplify the artists skill of portraying inner pain through delicately sketched human figures. A master print maker, Hore's etchings, unlike any other depict the impact of national events of calamities on his own psyche. "Art deals with form. When painting I had to think in terms of colour, space, some sort of spontaneity, so as to create some kind of aesthetic pursuit."