Krishna, Chitrangada

Composition, n.d.

Image for Composition, n.d. (G1975.204)

Daughter of Devayani and Kanwal Krishna, Chitrangada was raised in an artistic household. In this etching, she stretches a net pattern across the plate to hint at three-dimensional space, while abruptly flattening the picture plane with a cluster of red and white spots at the lower left. Chitrangada grew up spending time at the Modern School, a haven for avant-garde artists active throughout Delhi where her parents worked in the 1960s and ’70s. She married the Modern School’s head of photography, O. P. Sharma, and became a noted photographer in her own right.

Medium Embossed etching and watercolor on paper
Dimensions 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.
Donor Gift of Abby Weed Grey
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Object ID G1975.204

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Collection Years: n.d.