(India 1887 – 1972)
- Other titles:
- Gopini (a female devotee of Lord Krishna)
- Not on display
- Further information
Adapting the traditions of local and indigenous folk and tribal painters, Roy developed a bold, graphic style which he took to its logical conclusion. Fuelled by a romantic and ultimately orientalist ideology, Roy sought to renounce his elite status as an artist, setting up a workshop where anonymous artists created works collaboratively. Works such as 'Gopini' and 'Three men in a boat' (Acc.no.20.1994) are typical of Roy's paintings, which attempt to locate a distinctive Indian modernity at the limit of the village and the urban, the tribal and the modern.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.54.
- Place of origin
- Cultural origin
- Bengal School
- India: Modernism circa 1850–1945
- circa 1941
- gouache on board
- 44.8 x 26.5 cm image; 49 x 30.6 cm sheet
- Signature & date
- Signed, l.r.corner in Bengali script, red gouache "Jamini Roy". Not dated.
- Gift of Oscar Edwards 1958
- Accession number