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March 01, 2016

Jamini Roy’s Carved Contours

Text by Huzan Tata

Enjoy a retrospective of the master’s works in New Delhi

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Discarding the use of expensive oil paints and canvases, 20th century artist Jamini Roy took up the more inexpensive mediums and materials used by folk painters. And the result was a lifetime of colourful paintings, of seemingly ordinary village men and women, enhanced by Roy’s talent with the brush. In a new exhibition, viewers will be able to see – for the very first time – 80 drawings and paintings by the acclaimed artist, who was one of the most famous pupils of Abanindranath Tagore. Curated by critic-scholar Uma Nair, the works in the show, Carved Contours represent Roy’s inspiration from the Kalighat paintings of Calcutta and the Pat style of rural Bengal.

Carved Contours: Paintings and Drawings by Jamini Roy is on display at Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi (G-42, Connaught Place) until March 10, 2016

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