Bought this exuberant dash of colour at the Chitra Santhe.
The moment I saw it, I was captivated. While there was tremendous amount of art that I like at the Santhe, this one immediately grabbed me. Quite mysterious why some things stand out like that. Ironically, even the painter didn't particularly show interest and didn't seem to think that this was a standout piece, compared to his other work! To me, there was no comparison
At one level, the use of the colour is unrealistic and artificial, that kind of colour mashup is not how any real warrior would be dressed. But somehow it just WORKS as a painting! And how!