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Untitled and more art by Chittaprosad

Untitled
14.3 x 10.4 inch (h x w)
Linocut

This linocut print has the same dynamism and optimism as seen in Chittaprosad’s earlier images of revolutionary proletariat. The striking use of contrasting black and white forms and confident flowing lines adding to the sense of movement and power. The sickle, and the figuration of a towering activist are reminiscent of the language of Soviet Communist art, while the symbol of the dove echoes an evolution of left politics towards the peace movement, after the formation of the World Peace Council in 1950. As Chittaprosad’s association with the CPI gradually dwindled, he sought new spaces for political engagement through these transnational movements.

Another shift that is reflected in this representation of a revolutionary figure is the changing attitudes towards the participation of women in the political movement. But the presence of the child by the woman also indicates gendered expectations that may have endured.

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other works by Chittaprosad

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
21 x 25 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
21 x 25 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
21 x 25 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
6 x 8 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

The Ramayana Series, c. late 1960s
21 x 25 inch (h x w)
Linocut on paper

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Quote
70 x 84 inch (h x w)

Untitled
19.5 x 28.6 inch (h x w)
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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

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52.8 x 31.2 inch (h x w)

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