Woman and goat

Print
1983 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching, printed in ink on paper
Brief Description
Print, woman and goat by Laxma Goud, etching, ink on paper, Nizampur, 1983
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 33cm
  • Width: 49.5cm
Content description
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.
Marks and Inscriptions
Signed, dated and numbered on the bottom
Object history
Purchased from Art Heritage, New Delhi. Rp 92/964
Historical context
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.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
IS.41-1993

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