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Leave Me Alone, Please!

By Bhaskar Chitrakar

Original Artwork

  • 15 X 11 In | 38 X 28 Cm
  • Natural colours on paper
  • Folk
  • Created in 2020
  • Sold by Gallery, Shipped Rolled unless rolling not possible
  • Lot No 277456
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The Kalighat patachitra was born of a collective mind. Parented by the folk-art tradition of rural Bengal, it soon developed an identity of its own due to the popularity of the ...
The Kalighat patachitra was born of a collective mind. Parented by the folk-art tradition of rural Bengal, it soon developed an identity of its own due to the popularity of the Kali temple and its throngs of pilgrims demanding souvenirs. These small single sheet works with their sweeping, paint- laden brushstrokes, simplified figures and happy disregard for perspective became the collectors’ obsession. Today, we have just a handful of Kalighat artists with Bhaskar Chitrakar being the last one in the area around the Kali Temple. Inspired by his grandfather, he began replicating old works, giving them a contemporary twist. In this work, done during the second lockdown in Kolkata, a frightened Babu picks up his precious sitar and runs, pleading "Leave me alone, Corona." This is an original work, done in traditional medium on archival paper. The artist is a much-sought after patua with collectors all over the world.

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