Shahpur Jat

Anjolie Ela Menon20th century

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art
New Delhi, India

The works of Anjolie Ela Menon are characterized by her sad, brooding figures with a romanticized treatment.

‘Shahpur Jat’, is one such work that shows the figure of a woman in the foreground pensively perched among the hustle-bustle of daily life. The calmness exuded by the woman, with her child nearby has been juxtaposed with the pitiful living conditions shown by the torn curtain and plastic strewn presenting a stark contrast.


  • Title: Shahpur Jat
  • Creator: Anjolie Ela Menon
  • Creator Lifespan: 1940
  • Creator Nationality: Indian
  • Creator Gender: Female
  • Date Created: 20th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w890 x h1800 cm (Without frame)
  • Type: Oil on masonite board
  • Rights: National Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Modern Art

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