Celebrating Jamini Roy

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April 11 is the birth anniversary of one of the most famous Indian modern artists, Jamini Roy.

Check out his bold brush strokes and signature motif of almond-shaped eyes in the painting below.

Photo Credit: Verve Magazine

Who was Jamini Roy?

Jamini Roy was born in 1887 in a small village in Beliatore, West Bengal. He studied art in Kolkata in 1903. Roy began his career by painting in the Western Post-Impressionist method focusing on landscapes and portraits.

Interesting factoids:

  • By the early 1930s, Roy made a complete switch to using indigenous materials like woven mats, cloth and wood coated with lime in his artwork. It occurred to him that painting on a woven mat might make for an interesting mosaic-like surface.
  • He developed a unique style of painting called the ‘flat technique’ using simple lines and vibrant colours.
  • Roy used vegetable colours and pigments derived from natural elements to paint.
  • His brush strokes were largely bold and sweeping.

Life Achievements

Jamini Roy’s art works have been displayed in museums across the globe.

Throughout his glittering career, Jamini Roy won many prestigious awards like the Viceroy’s Gold Medal in the year 1934, the Padma Bhushan in 1955. In the year 1976, his works were included among the ‘Nine Masters’ by the Archaeological Survey of India.

QUIZ ALERT!

To celebrate Jamini Roy’s birth anniversary, Know You Art will gift artkits from their newest collection to the first 3 winning entries. Answer to win.
Create your masterpieces and frame them.

What is the most recognizable facial feature in Jamini Roy’s painting?

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Contributed by Rishita Chandra
www.knowyourart.in

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