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KOLKATA: One of the biggest canvases that artist Jogen Chowdhury painted about eight years ago to send a social message on women’s rights will go up for auction in Mumbai on March 30-31.
The painting, which was done at the painter’s residence in Santiniketan and was titled ‘Story of a Woman’, is valued at Rs 4.5 crore.
The auction will also see paintings of Tagore and Gaganendranath, both national treasures, which can be auctioned but cannot be taken out of India.
Chowdhury’s painting, is a large canvas split into five parts that display different moods of a woman as she faces the various realities of life.
It shows her happiness when loved and treated as an equal; but men often force themselves upon her and she is sexually violated.
The canvases are named, ‘Love making’, ‘Submission’, ‘Romance’, ‘Friendship’ and ‘Aggression’.
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