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Untitled and more art by Chittaprosad

Untitled
8.1 x 9.1 inch (h x w)
Linocut

Chittaprosad is perhaps best remembered for his documentation of the plight of the people of rural Bengal during the man-made famine of 1942-43. Through his first publication, ‘Hungry Benga’ and subsequently in the pages of the Communist Party of India’s mouthpieces, his stark, accusatory images circulated far, drawing attention to the horrors of British economic policies and general indifference to people. Unwilling to let the people he encountered fade into obscurity, Chittaprosad took notes about them and preserved them for posterity.

In this linocut image, he captures the elderly man’s shrunken eyes, devoid of all hope, as a child crouches behind him despondently. Chittaprosad renders the background with vertical parallel lines, which remind us that even out in the world, the absolute lack of food and finances can itself be a prison for the destitute.

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other works by Chittaprosad

Untitled
19.5 x 28.6 inch (h x w)
Watercolour on paper

Untitled
13 x 9.1 inch (h x w)
Brush and ink on paper

Untitled
9.1 x 13 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

The First Letter Day Ceremony
9.4 x 16.5 inch (h x w)
Linocut

Untitled
14.3 x 10.4 inch (h x w)
Linocut

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more from VMH & DAG Museums

Quote
70 x 84 inch (h x w)

Untitled
19.5 x 28.6 inch (h x w)
Watercolour on paper

Untitled
13 x 9.1 inch (h x w)
Brush and ink on paper

Untitled
9.1 x 13 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

In Solidarity, In Solitude
52.8 x 31.2 inch (h x w)

Pages

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