The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

R.B. Bhaskaran

Ganesha
Etching
(18 x 26 in.)

R.B. Bhaskaran

An artist from South India, 65-year-old Bhaskaran is currently the chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi (The National Academy of Art), in Delhi. Known as "Indias' godfather of arts"

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Untitled
Etching on Paper
22.25 X 15.00 inches

Gallery Sumukha print workshop

18 comments:

DaniL said...

Jesus, I just had a hell of a time signing in to this sumbitch. ANYWAY, I really liked all of Bhaskaran's images that were in the gallery link. There was a Picasso feel to a lot of them, in the shape of the figures and faces. That looks like a sweetass shop too. Not better than the shop of LOVE, of course...

Meagan said...

I agree with danielle, they do have a Picasso feel to them. I really like the use of color and the use of a cat!

Lisa said...

Bhaskaran's works are stunning. I especially like his cats and figures. He has a nice web gallery on his website -http://www.rbbhaskaran.com/gallery.htm

I love the passion and excitement written about Gallery Sumukha and the printmakers in India. From the photos, we all share a common bond...a love for working the plates.

Bec★ said...

wow! i loved the uniqueness (sp?/word?) of each of his works! i really liked the cat images :)

kaitlynn said...

simplicity.

lachness said...

i like how he portrays his subject matter is so many different forms.. like the cat and man and women. also very interesting line quality

libbyhansen said...

I have to agree with everyone on the Picasso likeness of the prints, except on the one of the single black cat on white space. This immediately reminded me of Matisse. His prints are amazing!

beth said...

ah ganesha.. muy bueno

Caitlin said...

i like a lot of detail, but it's good to be reminded that simpleness can be very effective, something R.B. shows in his work.

vsmith said...

I like the colors he uses and how he applies them within his images to make the print bright. The cats especially ;D

carly d said...

ok so i really dislike cats...especially depicted in art. anyway that being said i do think this man is a great artist. i went to his gallery and believe ganesha to be my favorite work. as kaitlyn said...simplicity.

carly d said...

ok so i really dislike cats...especially depicted in art. anyway that being said i do think this man is a great artist. i went to his gallery and believe ganesha to be my favorite work. as kaitlyn said...simplicity.

Hobo Jeff said...

BPJ, I finally checked out some of Balthus' work, and it's awesome. I love his use of line and value, the subjects he picks, and how he mixes eclectic influences to create a unique, perfectly-balanced style. Fox eating fish from a rainbow! Balthus is my new hero (along with Mark Wahlberg when he's really angry).

Hobo Jeff said...

Balthus' thing with painting younger girls is slightly creepy, but only slightly.

Trin said...

Wow, really loved his style. Especially his take on the cat images in his gallery.

yuga said...

why they look so real!!

carly said...

very cool. kinda abstract and different. love it. (although i might be bias since im obsessed with cats...)

NicholMarieShame said...

Hmmmm.... Interesting...