||In 1929, Amrita Sher-Gil joined the Ecole des Beaux Arts in
Paris, and developed therein a visual language characteristic of
'Western' sensibilities, with its naturalism and textured
application of paint.
By the mid 1930's, Sher-Gil's style of painting underwent a
radical change where the colours, textures, vibrancy and the
earthiness of the people had a deep impact on the young artist.
This painting depicts a seated young man holding three apples
in his hands. The man's gaze does not meet the viewer, unlike
many of Sher-Gil's portraits, and his head is tilted at at angle
as he looks downwards.