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Paintings of Jamini Roy

Jamini Roy (1887-1972) was a modern Indian painter born in Bankura district in West Bengal. Being a native in Bengal, he was exposed to the Bengali Folk art tradition from his early age. The influence of his early life has become the hall mark for his art works. Most of his paintings are postimpressionistic and had an influence of the folk tradition.

Shown in the video is a collection of his paintings such as Santhal Girl – an oil painting which represents everyday life of rural Bengal, particularly the women of the aboriginal Santhal community who is taking water from the river, Mother and Child, Cat and Lobster, Black Horse, Krishna and Balarama and Gopini.