Lot#23 || Jamini Roy (1887 - 1972)
UNTITLED (Bethlehem)

Tempera on board
16.50 x 10.00 in

Estimate   50,000 - ₹ 75,000

Originally acquired from the Jamini Roy Estate
Jamini Roy who was trained as an artist at Calcutta Government Art School started off as a portrait painter. His academic style painting was initially a great source of commission for him. Later, his styles saw him challenge what Indian artists considered as art. He defied norms at the time and reject western ideals of art and brought back folk art (pats) in his style.
Joseph is warned by an angel in a dream to take Jesus and Mary to Egypt to escape King Herod’s wrath. The family escape Bethlehem just before King Herod orders the murder of all baby boys born in and around Bethlehem. Jamini Roy was inspired by and created many art works inspired by Christian themes - the one here is as an early implementation of his work "Flight To Egypt".
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