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Maker(s):Sunil Das
Culture:Indian (1939-2015)
Date Made:1969
Materials:ink on paper
Measurements:Sheet: 15 in x 10 5/8 in; 38.1 cm x 27 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2011.31
Credit Line:Gift of Leonard Gordon (Class of 1959) in memory of Professor Frank Trapp
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
This explosive composition shows multiple figures, including women, writhing in a frenetic jumble. The visual language that Das employs here invites comparison with M.F. Husain’s heavily abstracted black-line paintings that appear in the film shown in this gallery. Yet, like Husain, Das also draws from vernacular practices. His repeated depiction of large-eyed figures in side profile, for example, recalls a standard idiom employed by Bengali patuas and painters from the Mithila region of northeastern India.

abstract; bodies; eye; faces; lines

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