Posha Pankouri (Pet Cormorant)
23 July 1954
Collection: DAG Museums
‘Halka-chaaler kaaj’ or ‘light-hearted creations,’ is how Nandalal would sometimes describe his more playful works. In an exercise that resembles cloud-spotting, Nandalal would tear off pieces of paper and stick them on cardboard. Then with a few delicate touches of his pen and brush, a bit of shading around the edges, he would turn it into a shape that suggested itself to his imagination. In this case, it seems to have transformed into a pet cormorant.
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