India 1887 – 1972
Seated woman adjusting her hair
Materials & Technique: paintings, gouache on card
Renowned as one of India’s greatest painters, Jamini Roy developed a distinctive modern style inspired by Indian folk art traditions. Seated woman adjusting her hair exemplifies Roy’s painting style, with simple elegant lines, bold colours and the recurring subject of a rural Indian woman dressed in a sari. Created during the period of resistance to colonial rule, as well as in the early years of Independence, Roy’s art focussing on local traditions became a symbol of Indian identity.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2011
From: Asian gallery extended display label