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Urvashi and her Companions

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Year: 
1990
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
6'8" x 4'6"

“Artists are like silkworms. In the beginning they eat and eat; study, practice, learn; then they stop at one point. They bring fibers out of themselves and wrap themselves round with these. Like the silk is to the silkworm, personal style is to the artist, he is its prisoner. But he has to cut out of it at one time. Then he is a butterfly, flapping his two wings as he flits from flower to flower. It is then he is a mature artist, savoring honey from the myriad forms of the world. That changes his way of work, gives him a new vision”

- Abanindranath Tagore cited in Nandalal Bose, Thoughts on Vision and Creation, Santiniketan, 1941