Friday, August 1, 2014

Owls of India

Subhaprasanna Bhattacharjee is an Indian artist, painter, printmaker and writer born in Kolkata. He studied at the Indian College of Art in Calcutta and has participated in over 50 solo exhibitions and group shows  in India as well as in abroad. He has been honored with several awards including the AIFACS, State Lalit Kala Academy and Birla Academy Awards. His work often depicts owls, cats, crows and other creatures from the animal kingdom drawn using mediums ranging from charcoal to chalk. The color black from charcoal is the primary in his work. “Black is a powerful color because it is a color that is not flat or empty. It is rather the combination of all colors and accordingly, can express entireties and wholeness.” he shares.

I hope you too enjoy Subhaprasanna's amazing artwork as much as I did. I love the sleeping owl in the second last image. If you have a favorite then please share by leaving a comment below, I'll love to know :)

Have a wonderful weekend. I'll see you on Monday. Until then you can join me on Facebook, if you like.

(images via here and here)


Iris said...

I like the sleeping owl too, along with the crow(?) and egg in the last.

You have a wonderful weekend too!

Tabatha said...

Wonderful! I have three favorites (the first owl, the fish, and the crow). Thanks for sharing his work with us!

My Owl Barn said...

@ Iris That crow is spectacular! It looks like a mamma crow with the egg :)

My Owl Barn said...

@ Tabatha The colors in all those three paintings are just gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by :)

Teresa Kasner said...

As an artist myself I really appreciated these images. I'm taking my paint box and paper on our camping trip and hope to do some creating there.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

My Owl Barn said...

@ Teresa Yay! That's great! Have an awesome time :)