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Harvest Season and more art by Chittaprosad

Harvest Season
11.7 x 13.9 inch (h x w)
Linocut

One of Chittaprosad’s achievements in the early 1940s was to disrupt a romanticised view of the Bengal countryside that had entered into common parlance through literature and art. During and after the famine, landscape artists could no longer paint naive portraits of the lush fields and ‘simple’ folk. In this linocut work, however, Chittaprosad seems to make an interesting return, although its visual language is refreshingly novel. Different vignettes of agrarian activity are juxtaposed alongside one another, not as discrete units but highlighting the interconnectedness of the processes. The image is dominated by the figure of a woman, flower in her hair, breastfeeding her child. Titled ‘Harvest Season’ this work, then, is not a naive celebration of the rural idyll, but of labour – a very far cry from the play by Bijan Bhattacharya that emerged out of the famine years, carrying the same title, ‘Nabanna.’

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14.3 x 10.4 inch (h x w)
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