Durga Puja

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Acquired in 2006 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Basu, Arpita
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Purchased with the assistance of the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Mr Perry Smith
date_end
2006-12-31
date_start
2006-01-01
date_text
2006 (made)
descriptive_line
'Durga Puja', watercolour of household scenes during the Durga Puja festival, by Arpita Basu, Calcutta, 2006
dimensions
Height: 29.6 in, Width: 20 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
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historical_significance
history_note
id
104879
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last_checked
2014-08-30T02:38:24.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:38:24.000Z
latitude
22.54994
location
In Storage
longitude
88.371582
marks
materials
watercolour
materials_techniques
Watercolour on paper
museum_number
IS.64-2006
museum_number_token
is642006
object_number
O133698
object_type
Painting
on_display
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original_price
physical_description
This composition is made up of many different scenes taking place in and around a household during the Durga Puja festival. The viewer enters the picture plane from a high view point and is encouraged to explore the various scenes. The main focal point is in the bottom right hand quarter of the painting where there is a large-scale clay image of the goddess Durga killing the demon Mahishasura. A priest is seated in front of the Durga performing a ceremony, and in the foreground there are people bringing offerings and a musician playing a dhol drum. There are a variety of other scenes taking place in the household; in the top right hand corner a group of women are resting, one is having her hair combed, vegetables are being prepared on the roof, men sit and talk, beside them a woman makes a flower garland, a boy climbs a ladder, two women stand on the balcony, and there a many doorways through which people are seen entering and leaving.
place
Calcutta
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production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This composition is made up of many different scenes taking place in and around a household during the Durga Puja festival. The viewer enters the picture plane from a high view point and is encouraged to explore the various scenes. The main focal point is in the bottom right hand quarter of the painting where there is a large-scale clay image of the goddess Durga killing the demon Mahishasura. A priest is seated in front of the Durga performing a ceremony, and in the foreground there are people bringing offerings and a musician playing a dhol drum. There are a variety of other scenes taking place in the household; in the top right hand corner a group of women are resting, one is having her hair combed, vegetables are being prepared on the roof, men sit and talk, beside them a woman makes a flower garland, a boy climbs a ladder, two women stand on the balcony, and there are many doorways through which people are seen entering and leaving.
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2
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durga-puja-painting-basu-arpita
sys_updated
2013-10-30T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Durga Puja
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2006
year_start
2006