Signed and dated 'Paritosh Sen 05' (lower left)
Acquired directly from the artist
Private collection, Dubai
Mrinal Ghosh, Paritosh Sen: IX th Decade, Neovision, New Delhi, 2006, p. 193 (illustrated)
Paritosh Sen's technique in painting the female form was based on primitive modeling. Although influenced by early cubism, he did not limit himself to this style. He varied his technique greatly as he shifted his style based on the occasion or the theme he was going for.
Taking into account the changing role of women in contemporary society, Sen allowed stylistic variations in his canvases. Here, the woman's body and the head is covered in a sari true to tradition, emphasized by linear simplicity using rounded forms. He further diversified through the style of women's attire in each of his work for characterization.
It is his undiluted love for life that has drawn him to closely look at human faces, draw them, and paint them in all possible situations from every conceivable angle.