Amrita Sher-Gil: 11 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Portrait of a Young Man (1930) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'This painting done by Amrita Sher-Gil in 1930 shows a beautiful likeness of friend and fellow-artist, Boris Tazlitsky. The works shows her painterly skills even when she was a very young student at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.'

Madam Tachlitzky (1930) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'It could quite possible be that Madam Tachlitzky was related to Sher-Gil's friend, Boris Tachlitzky.'

Still Life (1) (1932) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'This work may have been done by Amrita Sher-Gil during her student years at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in the early 30s of the Twentieth century.'

Denise Proutaux (1932) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'Amrita Sher-Gil painted Denise Proutaux more than once. She was a friend of the artist and has been described as a Parisian art critic by art historian Partha Mitter in his book Triumph of Modernism.'

Marie-Louise Chassany (1932) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'In 1932, Amrita Sher-Gil painted this sad, somber portrait of Marie Louise Chassany, who was a fellow student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and also an intimate friend.'

Woman Holding Fan (1935) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'Painted in the latter half of '30s or early '40s of the Twetieth century, Amrita Sher-Gil was engaged in capturing the ordinary Indian men and women and locating them in their context.'

Brahmacharis (1937) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'Many scholars consider Brahmacharis as one of Amrita Sher Gil's greatest masterpieces.'

Woman on Charpai (1937/1938) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'Sher-Gil's art education was completed in Paris where she was influenced by the post impressionists like Gauguin.'

Ancient Story Teller (1940) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'Inspired by miniatures, Sher-Gil created a distinctive genre in oils to represent what art historian Geeta Kapur calls a "feudal/feminine world". Sher-Gil's predilections for painting peasant life and the influence of Brueghel on her have been commented upon.'

Elephants (1940) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'Amrita Sher-Gil was clearly fascinated with elephants as she made quite a few paintings of the animal in 1940.'

The Last Unfinished Painting (1941) by Amrita Sher-GilNational Gallery of Modern Art

'It was painted in 1941 in the year of Amrita Sher-Gil's death.'

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