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    Anjolie Ela Menon (b. 1940)


    Anjolie Ela Menon | Biography | Life | Artworks






    From the untamed exuberance of her early works, Anjolie Ela Menon's paintings have matured, deepened, quietened, learned sorrow and truth. She has, unlike many other painters, veered a long way from fashionable abstract art to pursue an almost classical interpretation of reality. 

    Her flashes of color are reminiscent of the Byzantine, and the figures of the grace of Russian icons, with patina-like effects recalling Chinese lacquerware. 


    Anjolie's paintings are mystical transcriptions of dreams projected onto hardboards, her preferred painting surface. 

    Her icon-like figures, possessing an oriental touch, often appear resigned and passive; for instance, when she depicts a mature woman, she shows her quietly contemplating some inner sadness. 

    She seems to deify the feelings of common people in a sympathetic manner. Her paintings convey a simple and intense feeling of calmness. 



    The artist in Anjolie becomes a part of her subjects and builds up a feeling of subtle drama with an intensity that creates a strangely compelling atmosphere. 


    As she says, her portraits are not faithful portraits; for, a good portrait should look beyond the surface of the sitter. 


    Her portraits are more prophetic than mere likeness. As for her recent series of works entitled Mutations, 

    She said: It consists of the same image which has been seen before. 



    It is the same woman who mutates five times in five different ways— she changes from a very still figure to one which appears headless even though the head is there faintly. 

    The main thing about Mutations is that nothing is in linear narrative. She exists in all these states and forms simultaneously. 

    Anjolie's female figures become symbols of her dreams.


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    Indian Artist

    1.G.R. Santosh  2. Jai Zharotia 3. Ramkinkar Vaij 4. Dhan Raj Bhagat 5. Somnath Hore 6. Raja Ravi Varma 7. Ratnabali Kant 8. Satish Gujral  9. Anjolie Ela Menon 10. Jagdish Swaminathan   11. Bishamber Khanna  12. Shanti Dave  13. Om Prakash  14. A Ramachandran 15. Arpita Singh 16. Gulam Mohammad Sheikh  17. Biren De  18. Manjit Bawa 19. Gogi Saroj Pal  20. Arpana Caur 21. Vivan Sundaram  22.Amar Nath Sehgal 23. Jatin Das  24.Meera Mukherjee 25. P. V. Janakiram 26. Ved Nayar 27. Mrinalini Mukherjee  28. Lydia Mehta 29. Krishna Reddy 30. Surindra Chadha 31. Anupam Sud 32. Sankho Chaudhuri 33. Gaganendranath Tagore 34. Rabindranath Tagore 35. Nandalal Bose  36. Abanindranath Tagore 37. Jamini Roy 38. Amrita Sher-Gil 39. A. R. Chughtai  40. Zainul Abedin 41. George Keyt 42. M.F. Husain 43. Binod Bihari Mukharji 44. K. G. Subramanyan  45. Krishen Khanna  46. Tyeb Mehta  47. Ram Kumar 48. Pran Nath Mago 49. F.N. Souza 50. B.C.Sanyal 51. K.S.Kulkarni 52. HarKrishan Lal 53. Jahangir Sabavala 54. Sailoz Mukherjee 55. N. S. Bendre  56. K.K.Hebbar 57. Bimal Das Gupta  




    Female Artists:

    1.Amrita Sher-Gil  2. Arpana Caur  3. Anupam Sud   4. Lydia Mehta   5. Mrinalini Mukherjee   6. Meera Mukherjee   7. Ratnabali Kant












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