Lot#31 || Chittaprosad Bhattacharya (1915 - 1978)
UNTITLED (Head) (1958)

Pastel on paper
Signed lower left
14.00 x 10.50 in

Estimate   2,00,000 - ₹ 3,00,000

Private Collection Kolkata
Chittaprosad Bhattacharya was an artist and avid storyteller. His body of works document human suffering; the labouring poor and the marginalised. In 1943 - 44 Bhattacharya blatantly depicted the grim realities of the Bengal Famine through profuse sketches in stark black and white copies of which were seized and destroyed by the British. Shedding light on a lesser-explored facet of the artist’s body of work, this pastel on paperwork is a part of Bhattacharya’s collection of comparatively obscure watercolours, gouaches on paper, and pastels on paper. This work unveils a hitherto undiscovered dimension of his artistic prowess. Chittaprosad appears to have ventured into uncharted territory, displaying a range of styles that evoke echoes of post-impressionism and expressionism. This revelation adds a layer of complexity to his artistic legacy, showcasing his willingness to push boundaries and experiment beyond his more recognised oeuvre.
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