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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Sunil Das
Culture:Indian (1939-2015)
Date Made:1967
Materials:mixed media and collage on paper
Measurements:Sheet: 28 7/8 in x 21 7/8 in; 73.3 cm x 55.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2011.28
Credit Line:Gift of Leonard Gordon (Class of 1959) in memory of Professor Frank Trapp

Label Text:
Das’s limited palette of black, red, and white, combined with his use of collage, produces a striking effect. Together with the range of different marks—which include stippling, broad brushstrokes, and sinewy contours—the frontally facing anthropomorphic form seems as if it were animated. Although a far cry from the depiction of Vishnu on the cosmic ocean, to your right, both Das’s and Bachni Devi’s works rely on a graphic repertoire of color and line, and showcase the traces of the artists’ hands.

abstract; circles; faces; red

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