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Bimal Dasgupta Abstract Landscape

Bimal Dasgupta spent his childhood in Behrampur in Bengal. After completing his art education from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta, and he embarked on a career as a landscape artist. Bimal Dasgupta’s paintings present variations on the theme of petals. He painted landscapes that showed his appreciation for nature and colours. Although he was primarily interested in watercolours; he also experimented with acrylic paint and oil as well. However, his preferred medium remained watercolour after he found out that he was allergic to turpentine. Using an array of realistic images as well as completely abstract forms, Dasgupta used textural changes and bright colour schemes, making his landscapes come alive with shifting shapes and barely visible forms.

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Bimal Dasgupta (1917 -1995)

Untitled (Landscape)

Oil on canvas

Signed bottom right

1989

48 x 36 in.

Signed verso

Estimate: 4,00,000 - 6,00,000

Exhibited: Bimal Das Gupta retrospective, Lalit Kala Academi, 1990

Provenance: Private Collection, Mumbai
                    Asta Guru, 22 Jan 2014

Coming up in Prinseps Spring Auction 24 - 25 2019