Jamini Roy

(India 1887 – 1972)

Gopini

Other titles:
Gopini (a female devotee of Lord Krishna)
Location
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
Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
Cultural origin
Bengal School
Period
India: Modernism circa 1850–1945
Year
circa 1941
Media
Painting
Medium
gouache on board
Dimensions
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.
Credit
Gift of Oscar Edwards 1958
Accession number
9670