Triumph of labor

SUBJECT MATTER

The monument is symbolic of human spirit that wins over hardships with united labour.it is brilliant study of four human  figures with rippling muscles ,their personal moment of intense physical effort, captured for the world to see and appreciate their daily sweat and labour for livelihood .the sculpture is the focal point of May day celebrations as the first one was celebrated here.


Description –

This is an extraordinarily realistic bronze sculptures made by Devi Prasad Roy Chaudhary, a famous artist of Bengal school. The subject matter of this sculptures  is taken from the life of the common man of India. In this composition, the artist has depicted ‘triumph of labour’ which means, one remains alive and progressive in unity four laborers are shown busy in a moving massive block with the help of wooden log by means of putting their maximum efforts in some hilly area. 

These laborers are carved in perfect anatomical body balance. this very strong muscles mirror their strength and capability. they all are in semi-nude and their lively action are depicted dynamic mobility of this statue.  now, it is a collection of modern art gallery new Delhi.

Human Values –

@ Dignity of labour

@Teamwork and Coordination

Santhal family

SUBJECT MATTER

Santhal family is a free-standing outdoor sculpture. It is a depiction of a tribal peasant family a man, a woman, a child and a dog.

Description –

Santhal family is the major outdoor free-standing sculpture, made of cement and concrete. It is a rough textured composition of Santhal couple with a child and a dog .it reflects the Ram Kinker’s feeling and concern for the simplicity of the Santhal family. This work has the tremendous energy and love of a movement. The figures and forms are naturalistic, dynamic and earthy. 

It represents the internal emotion of Santhal family that is moving towards the new destination after leaving their home in search of livelihood with hope and aspiration this sculpture is installed on the road side in Kala- Bhavana Shanti Niketan and appears as if it is in pace with every movement of the road and is also matching with the static peace of the environment   simultaneously.

Human Values –

@ Family as a unit,

@Practice family values of togetherness and faithfulness

Cries unheard

SUBJECT MATTER

Contemporary socio- economic ills that plague India. themes of much of Sehgal’s works primarily revolved around the importance of individual   freedom   and human dignity and his response to the errors of political violence.

Description –

In 1958 the sculpture ‘cries un-heard’ was awarded president of India’s ‘Gold plaque’ by Lalit kala academy, new Delhi. this is a large size bronze statue done by well-known sculptor, Amarnath Sehgal in 1958. This is a symbolic work in which three nude figures of a family are standing in a deep anguish mood. they have glooming faces full of agony and distress.

All the three elongated figures of man, woman and child have hollow faces and their hands raised towards the sky in the helpless position. the right hand of child is up while his left hand is shown in down posture. man, and child are looking up but woman is looking down. they all are asking for the help from almighty god because no one is ready to hear their protest in our society. the theme of this sculpture shows the injustice and exploitation done by rich and powerful people.

They are exploiting the weaker section of the society from long time. now it is a collection of national gallery modern art, New Delhi.

Human Values –

@ Care for poor and destitute,

@Need for economic equality in society so that basic needs are met.

Ganesha

SUBJECT MATTER

A modern abstract sculpture of Hindu god Ganesh.

Description –

Ganesha is one of the best frontal sculptures of P. V. Jankiram. this is the finest work of his repose work, done in oxidized copper sheets and wires. in this creation Ganesa is shown in six hands.  He is playing sitar with his upper two hands while his other four hands are holding Shankha, Gada, Padma and Ankush in traditional style. He is wearing a spiritual crown and a halloo around is head.  His face expression has divine look. He has large ears. His face and broad trunk have been designed on the same copper sheets. The posture of his both legs indicates that he is in dancing pose.

The whole sculpture is designed with copper wires of different gauge, folded copper sheets and welded small copper dots. Red and yellow copper patches are shown on his right arm and below his knee on his leg’s extra beauty to the sculpture. the smoothness of the surface, continuity of the form and ornamentation are nicely maintained in it. Now it is a collection of national gallery of modern art, New Delhi. 

Human Values –

@ Love for performing art

@Music as a means to feel the oneness with divine

Chaturmukhi

SUBJECT MATTER

The sculpture is about different facets of woman. its four faces describe the different aspects of womanhood.

Description –

Chaturmukhi is carved in monolithic sand stone by famous Indian sculptor Aekka Yada Giri Rao. It explains the complete panorama of women’s life and makes its name meaningful. this thirteen-foot-high sculpture has four sides and explains our aspects of feminine life in abstract form. On the front side, a complete woman head is shown as the symbol of feminine energy and intellect while on its other side a virgin woman has been carved that signifies her time span of childhood.

Her hands are shown folded in bud shaped. On the third side a couple is shown for denoting her time span after marriage. on the fourth side different feminine facets of woman of middle age are depicted. On the whole it is exclusive example of sculpture and is displayed on square shaped stone pedestal in the lawn as a permanent collection of modern art, new Delhi.

Human Values –

@ Respect for all aspect of womanhood

@ Equal emphasis to all duties and responsibilities at different stages of life.

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