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Sketch No.8
Title Sketch No.8
Accession Number ngma-01106
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Gallery Name NGMA-New Delhi
Object Type Sketch
Main Material Pen and ink on paper
Main Artist Roy, Jamini
Artist's Nationality Indian
Country India
Inscription Signed 'Jamini Roy' in Bengali along the right margin of the sketch with pen.
Dimensions 12.75 x 6.25 inches
Detailed Description It is interesting to see from the hundreds of sketches and drawings in the NGMA collection, how Roy broke down the figure to the essential form that goes into its making and then synthesised it to suggest a structure. Jamini Roy made meticulous sketches and drawings in great detail before undertaking a painting.
Brief Description There is a predominance of drawings and sketches by Jamini Roy in the NGMA Collection. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough especially when seriously studying Jamini Roy's pictorial language. It is from the sketches and drawings that we see the artist’s diverse experiments with form. The sketches are certainly prototypes for some of his paintings. In this particular sketch, Roy has depicted a scene with two warriors guarding a couple, in an idiom inspired by the folk arts of the Bengal region.