Gandhiji in Kalighat - 1 by Bhaskar Chitrakar

Gandhiji in Kalighat - 1 by Bhaskar Chitrakar

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Artist : Bhaskar Chitrakar
Title : Gandhiji in Kalighat - 1
Medium : Natural colours on paper
Size : 11" x 15"
Year : 2017

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"Kalighat patas” are a class of paintings on paper produced by ‘patuas’ in the neighbourhood of the famous Kali Temple in Calcutta in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Popular themes included Hindu deities, satirical portrayals of Englishmen and 'babus', historical events and incidents of daily life.
In recent times, one artist belonging to a family of patuas, Bhaskar Chitrakar of Kalighat, is reviving this style. This painting, done in powder pigments on paper, is a humorous portrayal of Gandhiji, asking the Nation to clean its mind before cleaning its streets!