Lot#23 || Rabin Mondal (1929 - 2019)
DESCENT FROM THE CROSS
Acrylic on mount board
29.70 x 19.70 in
₹ 1,50,000 -
Born in 1929 in Howrah, Bengal, Rabin Mondal first started when he bedridden as a child. The Bengal famine in 1943 and the Calcutta communal riots of 1946 encouraged him to join the Communist Party in West Bengal. His works are inspired by mankind’s moral decay and anguish towards the injustice he witnessed. He uses bold, splattered colours with a large application of black paint to represent his thoughts. The subject matter can be said to be inspired by primitivism and folk art.