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Young Woman in Dressing Room

Y. G. Srimati Indian

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Srimati’s engagement with themes that explored daily rural life in India was shared by a number of other painters of her day, most notably N. S. Bendre, Amrita Sher-Gil, and Yagnesh Shukla. Together they sought to identify subjects that belonged to India—and thus distance themselves from dependency on British art-school models—in the pursuit of an Indian modernism. This work, an early study by Srimati of youthful beauty in the simple interior of a village home, skillfully evokes a rural idyll.

Young Woman in Dressing Room, Y. G. Srimati (Indian, 1926–2007), Watercolor on paper, India (Chennai)

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