Description of Graphic Prints

Whirlpool

SUBJECT MATTER

Whirlpool has an abstract subject matter with complex texture derived from natural organic forms. the complex color tones are result of thoughtful outlook towards the endless mysteries of nature creating a unique landscape of color

Description –

This is an exclusive etching work of N. Krishna Reddy done on zinc plate by intaglio technique. Krishna Reddy is an international print maker for his own distinct style in the field of graphic art. In this etching work he has shown an impression so whirlpool in his innovative and experimental style. 

First, he catches the whirling motion of water in his imaginative mind, then he has created it successfully on his print. The tumults water is shown coming out from all sides towards its centre where it looks like a spinning point going inside and creates the image of whirlpool. In this etching work closed nets depict front perspective. Beautiful, attractive and lively texture of blue and green colours coming out through the forceful movement of the water produces shiny images in this graphic print. in this, dynamic wavy nature of real whirlpool has been nicely depicted.

Now it is a collection of national art gallery of modern art, New Delhi.

Children

SUBJECT MATTER

This print is visualization of the artist’s emotional response to the pain and sufferings of the poor and deprived – the wounded humanity .it is about the physical sufferings of the victimized and wounded, with no hope of rescue in this world or the other.

Description –

This black and white composition of etching with aquatint was done by famous print maker artist Somnath Hore in 1958. Basically, theme of this work reflects the injustice to the innocent and poor people of our society. This is a close-knit isolated composition of five standing members of a poor family. two boys are standing closely with their mother.  They are looking helplessly towards a girl standing in their right side. This girl might be their whose back portion is visible. One front looking child is shown at the top of the painting.

The visible parts of his body are face and hands. All members are shown in torn clothing. A thread is shown in the neck of the front standing boy.  Their bloated stomach, large head, small faces, protruding eyes, ribs of thorax and cheek bones are speaking out their inner restlessness and gushing wounds. The mother has put her protective hand on their shoulders sympathetically. This much defined   geometrical composition represents the most vulnerable section of humanity. in totally, the whole aspect of the print mirrors the sufferings of the poor. Now it is a collection of national gallery of modern art, New Delhi.

Human Values –

@ Care for poor and destitute,

@ children must be taken care of so that they can see and bring a better future.

Devi

SUBJECT MATTER

The etching print shows Devi as a power worship and hidden power of Kundalini (a form of feminine shakti or physical that we all possess). the yoga Upanishads describe that kundalini is lying coiled at the base of our spine represented as either goddess or a sleeping serpent waiting to be awaked.

Description –

Devi is an excellent imagoes deep etching work done by famous Indian graphic artist Jyoti Bhatt. he creates an attractive texture of serpentine form in intaglio technique. This work is based on the concept of kundalini power which lies in the “Mooladhar chakra” in all human beings.  Any one of us can get empowered with the power of this kundalini by meditation under the guidance of siddha guru. When this power arises in the person, it generates the immense power to feel divine pleasure and light forever. 

Jyoti Bhatt shows the female fertility power in the lower part of the composition and male power in the heart of Devi. The spiritual grace of Devi is depicted by the two flowers shown on her cheeks. She is shown wearing flowers in her ears. On her symbolically depicted right palm three words ‘pseudo’, ‘Tantrik’, kundalini is written in English script while one word ‘Devi is written in Devanagari script.

Similarly, on her left palm the artist has written his name in English and three words ‘Tantrik’, ‘ram- ram’, and’ “Shree’ in Devanagari script. In the midst of the serpentine kundalini the word ram-ram is also written. On the fore head or the “Bhrikuti of Devi” a brilliant vermillion colour Bindi makes It beautiful. Her large eyes resemble the image of goddess Durga. now, it is a collection of national gallery of modern art, New Delhi.

Human Values –

@ Importance of spiritual awakening,

@ union with divine as the ultimate aim.

Of wall

SUBJECT MATTER

This art work is a journey of this artist down her memory lane of childhood. The subject is unconsciously lost in the mystery of time with nothing in particular but has a gliding image that has found place in her creation. This work is often interpreted as a representation of poverty and loneliness. However, for the artist it is more of personal moment.

Description –

‘Of Walls’ is the most symbolic and meaningful graphic work done by an experimental Indian woman artist Anupam Sud in 1982. in this monochromatic lithography print, a woman is shown sitting on one side. on her back there is a brick wall without plaster.

She is in simple dress. her face is made dark to show her sufferings. some folk type white line drawings are also drawn on this wall. In the fore ground lower portion of a male figure in a perfect anatomical balance is shown near the woman who appears as if he were in deep sleep or dead. some of the temples like structures are also visible from the back of the wall. this is the powerful work against the inhuman rules of our society.

Now, it is a collection of national gallery modern art at New Delhi. 

Human Values –

@ Need for social equality

Man woman and tree

SUBJECT MATTER

It is a depiction of village life basing on artist childhood memories of rural and tribal liveliness. A native of an Andhra village the artist has presented a rustic version of a man a woman and a tree.

Description –

‘Man, woman and tree’ is one of the finest graphic prints of k. Laxma Goud. The print of this etching and aquatint work is taken on a very smooth paper in which a couple is shown staring at each other in the midst of beautiful shrubs. The man is shown partially hidden in the groove of three trees, standing in the triangular queue. Only upper portion of his body is visible. a very simple, young woman is shown in a saree of dotted prints. she is wearing a nose pin, a “Mangalsutra” and two bangles in each hand. three -fourth portion of her body is shown in aqua colour.

The fourth tree is shown behind her. the face expression of woman and man are innocent and caring as if they were doing both real job of parenting nature. The message of this print is again universal which narrates that the co -relation between human and nature must be maintained for the survival of mankind.

Now it is a collection of national gallery of modern art, New Delhi.

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