Lot#13 || WOUNDS
Somnath Hore (1922 - 1993) (1983)

Pulp Print
Signed, engraved and dated"Somnath Hore 1983"
15.50 x 17.50 in

Estimate   4,50,000 - ₹ 6,50,000

Private Collection


"Proof" written lower left.
Born in 1921 in Bengal, Somnath Hore’s had an interest in humanist themes. He graduated from Government Art College, Calcutta and had the chance to study under Haren Das. His paintings and prints often resonated with his feelings of anger and pain. As he was also a member of the Communist Party, his socialist ideologies often influenced his artwork. His subject matter drew attention to the life of people in Bengal; the impoverished and suffering social class represented the pain caused from the Famine of 1943. This work is part of the paper pulp print series 'Wounds' which the artist started to make in the 1970s. Wounds represent the theme of war, starvation and human suffering. The prints were made from moulds on uncoloured paper pulps, which were used to form paper. Hore has moulded the white paper to form wound-like gashes in order to show the effects of war.
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