choleric, phlegmatic, melancholy, sanguine

Bharti Kher2009/2017

Saat Saath Arts

Saat Saath Arts
New Delhi, India

One of the largest works in the exhibition, Bharti Kher’s monumental bronze articulates a plethora of female identities. Warrior, Goddess, Witch, and Angel are fused into a single fantastical being, her rubbery limbs in defiance of the solid metal in which they have been cast, a phantasm dancing to her own internal soundtrack. Kher’s title tips us off that we are in the presence of something that is at once hot-tempered and impulsive yet also composed and cheerful, celebrating the diversity that is, hopefully, available to women everywhere today.


  • Title: choleric, phlegmatic, melancholy, sanguine
  • Creator: Bharti Kher
  • Date Created: 2009/2017
  • Physical Dimensions: 88.6 x 90.5 x 75 in | 255 x 230 x 190 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Contributor: Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, London and Nature Morte, New Delhi
  • Medium: Bronze

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