The Myriad Minded Artist
Lalu Prasad Shaw
Paintings & Drawings - Volume 1
The first volume of this double book set presents works of Lalu Prasad Shaw's development from drawing to tempera, featuring still life to portraiture. Known widely for his highly stylized portraits of Bengali women and couples, his works lay the most emphasis on his subject's physical characteristics. Capturing the expressions of his subjects perfectly with the greatest economy of line and colour, each of Shaw's paintings has an intimate feel to it. The artist's inspiration is primarily from nature and the milieu surrounding the great Bengali middle class, often depicting pleasant and quiet scenes from his own life on his canvases and papers. His style is unique and modern in its adaptation of academic and traditional Indian formats.