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Woman with Medallion

Y. G. Srimati Indian

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Srimati’s painting career began in the early to mid-1940s, when she was still in her teens. A series of studies of women reveals an early facility with her chosen medium and a considerable skill at life study. This work is a remarkably mature work for a young artist, already displaying a sophisticated approach to composition. It draws on the work of a number of Srimati’s older peers, including Amrita Sher-Gil, with whom she shared an empathy for the life of the Indian rural masses.

Woman with Medallion, Y. G. Srimati (Indian, 1926–2007), Watercolor on paper, India (Chennai)

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