Title Gopini
Accession Number acc-no-03137
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Tempera on board
Main Artist Jamini Roy
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1887 - 1972
Dimensions 41.5 cm x 83 cm
Brief Description This painting by Jamini Roy is a diptych, with both sections painted in a similar stylistic technique. It depicts individual female figures in profile standing in postures of classical Indian dance. Painted in a distinctly folk art style,with protruding eyes, and stylized facial features, the paintings shows Jamini Roy's borrowing from the Kalighat technique as well his use of inexpensive material such as mineral pigments and earth colours. The aim of the artist is to re-invent the folk visual idioms within the on-going imitation of Western art in pre-independent India.