Young Man with Apples
Title Young Man with Apples
Accession Number acc-no-00028
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Old Wing First Floor
Object Type Painting
Main Material Oil on Canvas
Medium Oil on Canvas
Main Artist Amrita Sher-Gil
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1913-1941
Dimensions 71cm x 97cm
Brief Description In 1929, Amrita Sher-Gil joined the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and developed therein a visual language characteristic of 'Western' sensibilities, with its naturalism and textured application of paint. By the mid 1930's, Sher-Gil's style of painting underwent a radical change where the colours, textures, vibrancy and the earthiness of the people had a deep impact on the young artist. This painting depicts a seated young man holding three apples in his hands. The man's gaze does not meet the viewer, unlike many of Sher-Gil's portraits, and his head is tilted at at angle as he looks downwards.