1) Rhythm; 2) Scholar by Bhabani Prasad Chakraborty

Bhabani is an artist from Santiniketan (Bolpur) in West Bengal.


Details

Medium:
Stone lithograph
Dimensions:
57 x 80 cm
Art Fund grant:
£600 ( Total: £600)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Private vendor

'Rhythm' portrays scenes of violence: the shooting of civilians by police. The event represents an unspecified but recognised atrocity. The presence of injustice and violence conveyed here and the necessary resolution that must follow fits with an important developing theme of Peace and Reconciliation in The Herbert visual art collections. By contrast 'Scholar' portrays a 'Ghandi-like' figure as teacher placed within an orchard. The Herbert already has an existing collection of modern and contemporary prints, such as work by Paolozzi and has started to collect work of makers of Asian origin. This work was acquired with the support of the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, COVENTRY West Midlands CV1 5QP 02476 832 386 www.theherbert.org

Entry details

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