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Nandalal Bose - Haripura Posters


These posters by Nandalal Bose - made using tempera on handmade paper, were created around 1938 and were commissioned by Mahatma Gandhi. These belong to the permanent collection of the NGMA and were displayed at the India Pavilion in Venice Biennale. We do believe that this is the first time these have seen these for display outside the NGMA.

"Like other members of the Bengali Renaissance, Nandalal believed folk arts (defined loosely as the untutored expressions of ordinary people) to be a great reservoir of spiritual authenticity, and he was inspired by those traditions".(Rhythms of India - The Art of Nandalal Bose)

These paintings were meant to depict village life and were  displayed at the 1938 Indian National Congress convention at Haripura, Gujarat.

Potter

 

Dugdugiwal (Girl with a Tambourine)

 

Cobbler

 

Ear Cleaner

 

A Gardener

 

Ploughing

 

Flying Figure

 

A Lady Artist

 

Wool Spinning

 

Cotton Spinning

 

Cotton Carder

 

Papermaking

 

Dhaki (Drummer)

 

Tailor

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