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(nandalal bose (1882-1966))
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  • Signed Nanda in Bengali at the right corner. Bose was known for his "Indian style" of painting. He became the Principal of Kala Bhavan.
  • Haripura posters by Nandalal capture moments of everyday Indian village life and culture. In this poster, he has depicted a woman draped in saree, sits on the ground in the act of 'Pranam' ( it is a form of "respectful salutation" or "reverential bowing" before something, or another person - usually grandparents, parents, elders or teachers or someone deeply respected such as a deity). The female figure has been articulated with earthen colour palette and swift strokes executed the contours in a calligraphic manner that both the styles and subject matter exude the charm and playfulness often found in folk art. This aptly limns the figure with the artist's personal sensibilities.
  • Haripura posters by Nandalal capture moments of everyday Indian village life and culture. This poster is one of many examples of acute observation of his surrounding in which he has depicted a farmer engaged in the act of 'ploughing the field'. The illustration has been articulated with earthen colour palette and swift strokes executed the contours in a calligraphic manner that both the styles and subject matter exude the charm and playfulness often found in folk art. This aptly limns the figure with the artist's personal sensibilities.
  • Nandalal is known to have fervently sketched on postcard sized papers mostly using ink and brush, recording his surroundings. The above sketch by the artist depicts goddess Ganga, on her mount, a crocodile. The elegant figure of the goddess holding a lotus and a flask is rendered with linear, continuous colour strokes articulating the contours and suggesting the demeanour of the subject.
  • Nandalal had a strong affinity for sketching, his subjects being the surrounding environs, people in their everyday life or anything that he found fascinating. In the above sketch the artist has rendered a Hindu goddess Durga in her ferocious avatar, riding on her mount. The composition is rendered with linear, firm yet fluid ink strokes articulating the contours and suggesting the demeanour of the subject.
  • Initial contentHaripura posters by Nandalal capture moments of everyday Indian village life and culture. This particular poster shows his acute observation of the surroundings in which he has depicted a woman engaged in an activity of churning the buttermilk. The illustration has been articulated with the earthy colour palette and spontaneous and energetic graphic lines which aptly limn the figure with the artist's personal sensibilities.
  • Haripura posters by Nandalal capture moments of everyday Indian village life and culture. This particular poster shows his acute observation of the surroundings in which he has depicted a cobbler engaged in the process of repairing a shoe. The illustration has been articulated with the earthy colour palette and spontaneous and energetic graphic lines which aptly limn the figure with the artist's personal sensibilities.
  • Haripura posters by Nandalal captured moments of everyday Indian village life and culture. In these illustrations, the artist evolves his visual language to bring out the rhythm and coherence in his subjects rather than their imitation in formal resemblance. In this poster, he has depicted a Chrysanthemun plant with a grey bird picking its leaf, executed in earthen colors and swift strokes in calligraphic manner reminiscent of Indian folk art.
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    Haripura posters by Nandalal captured moments of everyday Indian village life and culture. In these illustrations, the artist evolves his visual language to bring out the rhythm and coherence in his subjects rather than their imitation in formal resemblance. In this poster, he has depicted a fox trotting slowly, executed in earthen colors and swift strokes in calligraphic manner reminiscent of Indian folk art.