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Swamiji's Thakur Dalan (sepia)

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Swamiji's Thakur Dalan (sepia)

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Amrita Saraogi

US$ 440

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2014

Linocut

Edition of 12

Dimensions: 20.3cm (H) x 25.4cm (W) / 8" (H) x 10" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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4 x 6 inches original miniature Linocut print on archival Canson paper (185 gsm)
Very limited edition of 12 prints
Hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-pulled
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THE STORY

This print is a depiction of the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda, the famous Indian monk and philosopher from my city Calcutta. It shows the special part of the courtyard called the 'Thakur Dalan' in Bengali, where prominent festivals would take place, and the festival that I chose to 'celebrate' in this work is Durga Puja, the biggest annual festival in Bengal, marking the arrival of the Goddess Durga, and her victorious power over evil!

THE PROCESS

Hand-drawn, hand-carved, and hand-pulled, this work has been created with a single block of linoleum. I have created this second sepia-coloured version with a touch of green ink which was filled-in by hand, after the first black-and-white version (also in my shop).

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Artist Profile

Born: 1987

Hometown: Calcutta, India

Based in: Singapore

Amrita is a post-lunch, afternoon printmaker, with a background in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. She has trained and worked closely with a master printmaker in Calcutta; has completed a residency at East London Printmakers, and exhibits her work widely all over the world. She loves to explore several techniques of printmaking, such as woodcut, etching, lithography, screen-printing, et al, and finds particular interest in experimenting with non-toxic methods, such as kitchen lithography, mokuhanga, and solar etching. Her recent artwork attempts to express her exploration of strong personal insights, and lasting memories of occupied intimate spaces.

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