Artist: Bhagat Singh
Title: Founding of Anandpu
Guru Tegh Bahadur travelled extensively across the South Asian subcontinent. During these travels he came across the pristine location of Anandpur, which is situated in the foothills of the Shivalik Hills mountain range and close to the famous Satluj river. The awe-inspiring views from this area clearly left an impression on Guru Tegh Bahadur, as this location was chosen to be a tactical position for future generations of Sikhs to set up camp.
Partha Mondal began his artistic journey at the world renowned Government College of Arts & Craft (Kolkata) gaining both a BVA and MVA. Since then, his works have been exhibited throughout India and have been sought after by private collectors abroad. His works have gained various awards including the Abanindranath Tagore award in 2012 and most recently the Kalanand Gold Grand Award of 2021.
Partha has used his unique drawing style to depict and celebrate India’s long history of mythological stories and capture the viewer into these worlds using his painting hand. He is comfortable with various mediums including Tempera which uses its opaque quality of colours to deliver an earthly feel. He is uses the ‘wash style’ of painting which was introduced in Kolkata in the early 20th century by two Japanese artists (Yokoyama Taikan and Hisbida Sbunso). The painting style was widely practiced by the Tagores for its distinct style and colour tones. Partha remains one of the few students and practitioners of this technique today.
Partha Mondal is a full time artist based in Kolkata India.