Tiger in the Moonlit Night

Jogen Chowdhury1978/1979

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

In the late 60’ and early 70’s Jogen Chowdhury brought into the public domain personal erotic fantasies that germinated with a life of their own. Chowdhury depicted many disturbing subjects in his paintings such as soft pillows and mattresses, ripe pumpkins sheltering a fertile life in their core, limp flowers drooping from a vase almost always painted against a dark background.

‘Tiger in the Moonlit Night’ is charged with the powerful undercurrents in a man-woman relationship, insinuating a compelling sexual energy, mixed with insecurity and vulnerability. The strong imagery is complemented with the use of supple lines defining the figure and the tonal variations created by cross- hatchings.

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  • Title: Tiger in the Moonlit Night
  • Creator: Jogen Chowdhury
  • Date Created: 1978/1979
  • Physical Dimensions: w2265 x h1550 cm (Without frame)
  • Type: Ink and pastel on paper
  • Rights: National Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Modern Art


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