Indian and Himalayan Art
Chaiti at the Center of Santiniketan VillageMade in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, Asia
Nandalal Bose, Indian, 1882 - 1966
Etching on paper
Currently not on view
2010-181-1Gift of Supratik Bose and Mary K. Eliot
LabelThis image depicts the Chaiti at the center of the village of Santiniketan, where Bose was director of Kala Bhavana, the fine arts school that was part of Tagore’s university. The Chaiti, a glass case used for changing exhibitions, stood in a brick-and-mud, shrine-like structure that Bose had designed. In Bose’s delicate rendering, the Chaiti is partially hidden by a large tree whose spindly branches are cleanly truncated by the edges of the etching plate.