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(upendra maharathi (1908-1981))
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  • Upendra Maharathi uses Bengal school mannerism and romanticism to blend it with new themes, subjects and geometric simplifications. The above painting title ‘bloody sunset’ signifies the death of Gandhi ji. The flow of warm colors spreading all over the composition and falling down on the body of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The above painting is one of the many exact copies of the frescoes that adorn the walls of the Ajanta and Bagh caves, it is of a beautiful Apsara wearing traditional jewellery. As the apsara leans forward her necklace falls gently over her body. Artists like Nandalal, Mukul Dey and Maharathi are known to have visited these places and spent weeks and months meticulously copying and recording the fresoes.
  • Upendra Maharathi uses Bengal school mannerism and romanticism to blend it with new themes, subjects and geometric simplifications. In the above painting Maharathi has depicted a soul emerging from the sea waves, beautifully rendered with the shades of vibrant colors in tonal variation delineating the forms.
  • Maharathi has a series of paintings that he has titled 'Images in Rocks'. He often chose to paint the images that accidentally formed by a creative formation of rocks. The above painting depicts a scene with a silhouetted unidentified figure against a bright fluorescent green sky.
  • Upendra Maharathi uses Bengal school mannerism and romanticism to blend it with new themes, subjects and geometric simplifications. In the above watercolour sketch, he has depicted a woman carrying pitcher and entering an empty room while looking backward. The subject has been rendered with swift strokes of watercolour in tonal variation delineating the contours of the forms.
  • Upendra Maharathi uses Bengal school mannerism and romanticism to blend it with new themes, subjects and geometric simplifications. In the above painting title ‘Bengal Famine: Suffering Humanity in the Hands of British Raj’ signifies the suffering of people during the British rule in India, rendered with the shades of warm and cool colors in tonal variation creating depth in the composition.
  • In the above painting Maharathi depicts two fisherman drawing their nets out of the water, and in doing so the water swirls around creating soft waves gentle waves which Maharathi has rendered beautifully in shades of blue with a few swirls in white.Upendra Maharathi uses Bengal school mannerism and romanticism to blend it with new themes, subjects and geometric simplifications. In this oil painting he has depicted two fisher men rendered with the shades of brown and ocher in tonal variation creating depth in the composition.
  • Upendra Maharathi uses Bengal school mannerism and romanticism to blend it with new themes, subjects and geometric simplifications. In the above painting title ‘Fate of Three Great Man. Gandhi, Buddha and Christ’ signifies the death of three great men, rendered with the shades of warm colors in tonal variation creating depth in the composition.
  • Upendra Maharathi uses Bengal school mannerism and romanticism to blend it with new themes, subjects and geometric simplifications. The above painting title ‘Traveller Why Did You Come Now’ depicts a traveller came to meet a woman in forest, rendered with the shades of warm colors in tonal variation creating depth in the composition.
  • The narrative in this image refers to an episode in the life of Buddha. It is said that after all-engrossing tapasya that Buddha undertook to seek the ultimate truth and after he achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, a local woman named Sujata brought him a bowl of rice cooked in sweetened milk as an offering. The artist has painted here a charming tableau that transforms a scene of humble offering into an act of sacred worship.