Girl with Book

2012

Krishanu, Matthew
Matthew Krishanu’s subject matter is usually autobiographical, set in places with which he has a close connection. His most recent paintings centre on two boys (the artist and his brother) growing up in Bangladesh – and their experience of a complex world that includes expatriates, missionaries, and expansive landscapes. For Girl with Book (2012), Krishanu initially drew the composition from his imagination, then staged the scene with a sitter and props in a room in Brighton, UK, which he then photographed. The painting is based on a combination of the drawing and photographs. The work is partly inspired by Mexican votive paintings and Indian miniatures, as well as artists Edward Hopper and Frida Kahlo.
  • Artwork Details: 75 x 60cm
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  • Material description: Acrylic on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC37/2017

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