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Three Figures
Title Three Figures
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Bronze
Main Artist S. Dhanpal
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1919
Country India
Dimensions 37 x 9 x 46 (H) cm
Brief Description Dhanapal was an influential painter and sculptor in post- Independence India. His sculptures, in particular, served as a visual bridge between traditional Eastern and the modern, ever changing Western aesthetic sensibilities. Dhanpal used to paint with water colours and tempera in the Bengal School style, but he had also adopted the southern idiom like the Lepakshi murals. He used to draw directly with a thin brush with simple, flowing lines and forms, creating compositions, revealing his powerful draftsmanship. Between 1955 and 1962, he made some remarkable sculptures like ``Mother and Child'', which were full of bhava. Without too many details they brought out the contemporary sensibilities of those days. The compositions were tight and compact.