Among the two most gifted students of Nandalal Bose, Benode Behari Mukherjee left behind a body of paintings that purely celebrated nature. Among these, the tempera landscape ‘Laughter’ stands out for its exuberance and wild energy. It shows a dense green hillside ignited with scarlet blossoms and fronds of white grass. As in East Asian paintings, whose aesthetics appealed greatly to Mukherjee, the eye travels vertically and the brushwork has a calligraphic fluency.


  • Title: Laughter
  • Creator: Benode Behari Mukherjee
  • Date Created: mid 20th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w330 x h560 cm (Without frame)
  • Type: Tempera on paper
  • Rights: National Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Modern Art

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps