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Print - Woman and goat

Woman and goat

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Nizampur (made)

  • Date:

    1983 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goud, Laxma K. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching, printed in ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.41-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Laxma Goud was born in Nizampur, a village in South India (Andhra Pradesh) in 1940. After a diploma in drawing and painting from the Government College of Art and Architecture, Hydrabad in 1963, he studied mural painting and printmaking at M.S. University, Baroda (1963-65).

Goud's rural upbringing provides the inspiration for his work. Unlike typical representations of village life, he does not present an idyllic and romanticised image. His intimate knowledge and understanding of rural life allows him to depict his subjects in a truthful and sometimes humorous way. He sees the village as a very open society, where man and nature interact dynamically. In this contemporary etching Goud portrays five village woman standing and talking in a group besides a goat. A sixth woman depicted next to a tree stands on the right hand side of the image reinforcing a close relationship between villagers, animals and the landscape.

Physical description

This contemporary etching, in ink on paper, portrays five village woman standing and talking in a group besides a goat. A sixth woman depicted next to a tree stands on the right hand side of the image reinforcing a close relationship between villagers, animals and the landscape.

Place of Origin

Nizampur (made)

Date

1983 (made)

Artist/maker

Goud, Laxma K. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Etching, printed in ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed, dated and numbered on the bottom

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm, Width: 49.5 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Art Heritage, New Delhi. Rp 92/964

Historical context note

Born in Nizampur, a village in South India, Goud's rural upbringing provides the inspiration for his work. Unlike typical representations of village life, he does not present an idyllic and romanticised image. His intimate knowledge and understanding of rural life allows him to depict his subjects in a truthful and sometimes humorous way. He sees the village as a very open society, where man and nature interact dynamically. Thus his prints portray the close relationship of villagers with the animals and landscape, capturing their vitality and lust for life.

Descriptive line

Print, woman and goat by Laxma Goud, etching, ink on paper, Nizampur, 1983

Materials

Zinc; Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printed

Subjects depicted

Women; Tree; Goat

Categories

Prints; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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