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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.
  • 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.
  • This painting belongs to a series of monochromatic ink and watercolour paintings inspired by the Sumi-e Japanese technique the artist employed in the last phase of his life. These compositions were stripped to the bare minimum where only a few strokes of ink were employed to create natural forms in an effortless approach. The above painting belongs to the ?Peacock' series. The artist has executed two peacocks standing on stones surrounded by cluster of trees, with a range of strokes in tonal variations capturing the rhythm and pattern of the image. This painting was purchased from the collection of Shri Biswaroop Bose and Smt. Nivedita Bose, children of Nandalal
  • Nandalal has 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 depicted Mahishasur mardini, one of the avatar's of goddess Durga. The ferocious figure is rendered with linear, firm yet fluid ink strokes articulating the detail contours and suggesting the demeanour of the subject.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Haripura posters by Nandalal captured moments of everyday Indian village life and culture. In this poster, he has depicted ‘Rati’ (a god of love of Hindu mythology) with a bow. The form has been articulated with earthen colour palette and swift strokes, executed their 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 towards India mythological sculptures and paintings.