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Babu Bibi Taking A Sitting 'selfie'

By Bhaskar Chitrakar

Original Artwork

  • 11 X 15 In | 28 X 38 Cm
  • Natural colours on paper
  • Folk
  • Created in 2020
  • Sold by Gallery, Shipped Rolled unless rolling not possible
  • Lot No 289608

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The name “kalighat pata” is applied to a class of paintings and drawings on paper produced by a group of artists called ‘patuas’ in the neighbourhood of the famous Kali Temple ...
The name “kalighat pata” is applied to a class of paintings and drawings on paper produced by a group of artists called ‘patuas’ in the neighbourhood of the famous Kali Temple at Kalighat in Calcutta in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In recent times, Bhaskar Chitrakar of Kalighat, is reviving this style. Inspired by his grandfather, he has decided to create paintings in the same tradition but with a contemporary flavor. This work is part of his “Babu-Bibi” series, where the artist has created a humorous semi-satirical series of moneyed Bengali ‘babus’ apeing the relaxed and luxurious lifestyle of their Western counterparts. This 'selfie' painting has a touch of the regal and the humorous, with the Bibi in a relaxed sitting pose, rose and fan in her hands, while Babu leans over to get a good shot!

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