This painting was recently in the exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Paul Raj. It depicts a group of women working in the fields it is not very different to one hanging on the wall of my daughter's house.
The colours must have been distorted over time or by the camera, they seem a little forced? The earlier posting can be found here. (click on link)
Admirer of Paul Raj Paintings
- Gold Finch
- Paul was born in Kodaikanal on 22 September 1914 and died on 2 October 1979. G D Arulraj was born in 1925 and died in June 1972 while visiting India. Arul worked at Laguna Beach in the 60's and 1970's. G D Thyagaraj might have been born in 1922 and I am told that he probably died sometime before 1981. He moved to northern India as a young man. I lived in India as a child and spent a lot of time in Calcutta. My mother purchased several paintings directly from Paul Raj while living in Madras and this got me interested in his works. I then discovered he had two brothers Arul Raj and Thyaga Raj who were both fantastic artists. I could not find much information on the internet so decided to set up my own blog. Subsequently a Facebook tribute site has also been created to the memory of the three brothers. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Thursday, 6 November 2014
This recently appeared for sale and the vendor called it 'After the Tusk'? This was a little strange I think it might be called 'After the Task' which would make more sense it is a nice painting.