Magic Carpet – Painting

Series nameOther Paintings
Description

In Amal Ghosh’s painting ‘Magic Carpet’an abstract figure of a woman is seated on a red carpet, surrounded by a group of leering men. Her “flight” is an act of transcendence and comments on society’s devaluation of women.

Date of Creation / Publication1998
CreatorGhosh, Amal
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Location
Collection and Reference NumberAmal Ghosh Collection (GB 2661 AG)
Catalogue NumberAG/AW/OP/15
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Amal Ghosh
Series notesThe following grouping includes a broad range of Amal Ghosh
Collection notesArtist Amal Ghosh was born in Calcutta, India, in 1933. He studied at the Government College of Art and Craft in Calcutta with tutors who had graduated from the British Slade School in the 1930s. As a result, his artistic training was characterised by strong classical European bias which emphasised formal instruction. After moving to the UK in the 1960scomma he completed his postgraduate education at the Central School of Art & Design in London, which later became Central St. Martin
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