“Mother and Child” Copy of Jamini Roy’s Work
Mother and Child is a famous painting done by the renowned artist Jamini Roy.
Copy of Jamini Roy’s “Mother and Child”
Seeing my daughters’ art works done during the vacations, I felt motivated to do one too. Mridula was willing to help, but I was not sure what I should attempt since this was the first time I was going to weld the paint brush seriously. All the paintings she suggested looked very beautiful and complicated too. Then I saw one of her works which she had done based on Jamini Roy’s Mother and Child.
Jamini Roy, the artist
Jamini Roy is a renowned artist of India, born in 1887 in an obscure Bengali village of the Bankura district, West Bengal, an area especially rich with folk art tradition. He arrived in Calcutta in 1903 to enroll in the Govt. School of Art. He was the most famous pupil of Abanindranath Tagore, whose contribution to the emergence of modern art in India remains unquestionable. He explored the local and tribal art forms, and his exploration started shaping his own unique art form. Mother and Child – is one of the most beautiful painting done by him. More… here.
( The above picture is the outlining done with M-seal, before I started the actual painting)
On a visit to Calcutta, Mahatma Gandhi once sent word to Jamini Roy to bring some paintings around for private showing. The artist politely refused. “As a man,” said Roy, “I will gladly go and touch his feet with my hands. As an artist, never. It is his duty to come and visit me.”
Jamini Roy evolved his own language of painting which he termed as ‘Flat Technique’. I felt it does not require too much shading work while painting, so chose to do this. Mridula helped me throughout. The outlining was done with M-seal to give it a mural effect. The almond shaped eyes took more time. In 20 hours spanning over a month the copy of the great work was ready.