A brand new guide analyses the event of Jogen Chowdhury’s nonetheless life work and options 95 impactful pictures of certainly one of India’s pre-eminent painters of the trendy period.
“The Afterlife Of Silence: Nonetheless Lifes of Jogen Chowdhury” by academic-writer Anuradha Ghosh takes an in depth have a look at the necessities of the European custom of nonetheless life portray and argues that Chowdhury’s works, whereas sharing sure frequent issues of the custom additionally differ considerably from it, and are firmly rooted in his indigenous situatedness.
It explores how, in his nonetheless life world, on a regular basis objects are irradiated with new life and distinctive relational potentialities.
It additionally examines how his nonetheless life work oscillate between life and demise, between stillness and animation, a motion that conceptually underpins the cycle of nature and lived life, and the way moments of silence and stillness purchase afterlives – with trails of significations that usually transcend the context of explicit artworks.
There’s a separate chapter which examines how Chowdhury’s acquainted natural traces, used to outline human kinds, are utilized in nonetheless life kinds as properly, and on this context, a number of of his main works are examined carefully.
The concepts of loneliness, love, fullness and vacancy, goals, want and demise are explored in a variety of his work which might be reproduced within the guide, printed by Niyogi.
A few of Chowdhury’s most well-known works equivalent to nonetheless life work of reduce fruit and flowers and from the collection ‘Reminiscences of a Dream’, are depicted together with works which might be strictly talking not nonetheless life pictures, however are famend, equivalent to ‘The Silver Throne’.
Among the pictures are courtesy Japanese artwork collector Masanori Fukuoka, who possesses a big variety of Chowdhury’s work.
Aside from the detailed research of his work, an extra characteristic of the guide is an in-depth interview of Chowdhury, through which he describes the totally different phases of his life and work, from his childhood in idyllic rural Bengal by means of his multifaceted profession, to his future plans.
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