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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.
  • 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 capture moments of everyday Indian village life and culture. In this poster, he has depicted a woman sitting on the floor and beautifying herself. The figure is filled with expression of her mood and character, executed with vibrant earthy colours and spontaneous, energetic contouring lines aptly limn the figure with the artist's personal sensibilities toward Indian folk art.
  • Haripura posters by Nandalal capture moments of everyday Indian village life and culture. In this poster, he has depicted a woman playing ‘Vina' (a large plucked string instrument used in Hindustani classical music), filled with action and expressive of her mood and character. The illustration has been executed with vibrant earthy colours and spontaneous, energetic contouring lines aptly limn the figure with the artist's personal sensibilities.
  • 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.
  • 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 man engaged in cleaning ear of a woman sitting on a stool. 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.