Evening Accounts
Title Evening Accounts
Accession Number acc-no-01744
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Graphic Art
Main Material Linocut print on paper
Main Artist Binode Behari Mukherjee
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1904 - 1980
Country India
Dimensions 22.8 cm x 18.5 cm
Brief Description Benode Behari Mukherjee led art beyond the dominance of literary subjects and mythology, to a form that gave importance to pictorial elements such as color, line and texture. As an artist, he has experimented with many mediums, ranging from murals to collage, from woodcuts to calligraphy, from watercolors, oil paint, ink and crayons to graphics. He was known to record his visual experiences on small cards, and occasionally in large brush-and-ink drawings, or paintings. He explored the capacity to show character in a subject through the juxtaposing of positive and negative space. His prints like 'Girl', 'Evening Accounts', or 'Man Seated' consciously hint at creating social commentaries, setting the tone for the period of social realism that followed, in the 1930's.