Benodebehari at His Desk Sketching 1
24.5 x 35 cm
Benodebehari at his desk sketching.
When he had his power of sight, the visual world around him was of paramount importance to Benodebehari Mukherjee. The look of a tree, the turn of a leaf, the delicate architecture of a flower, the speaking gestures of animate and inanimate objects, the varying densities of space, all these were enough to keep him engrossed; he found all the drama he needed in their midst. Nandalal Bose, his guru, had planted in him the seeds of this empathetic response to things around. According to him, the nature we see as inanimate is really very animate, and one gets somewhere as an artist only when one notices this. Request Information