La Mère Annual 2016    

  • Self-portrait by The Mother

    Self-portrait

Is it possible for a Yogi to become an artist or can an artist be a Yogi? What is the relation of Art to Yoga?

The two are not as antagonistic as you seem to think. There is nothing to prevent a Yogi from being an artist and an artist from being an Yogi. But when you are in Yoga, there is a profound change in the value of things, of Art as of everything else; you begin to look at Art from a very different standpoint. It is no longer the one supreme all-engrossing thing for you, no longer an end in itself. Art is a means, not an end; it is a means of expression. And the artist then ceases too to believe that the whole world turns round what he is doing or that his work is the most important thing that has ever been done. His personality counts no longer; he is an agent, a channel, his art a means of expressing his relations with the Divine. He uses it for that purpose as he might have used any other means that were part of the powers of his nature.

The Mother as an Artist 


La Mère Annual 2016

  • "Mother and Child" - Ajoy Kumar Ghosh
    Tempera, 13" x 13"   
  • "Taming The Serpent" - Amal Nath Chakladar
    Acrylic on Board, 21" x 31"   
  • "Conversation" - Atin Basak
    Tempera, 17" x 22"   
  • "Lady" - Bipin Behari Goswami
    Bronze, 10" x 16"   
  • "Bahubali (2)" - Biswajit Saha
    Acrylic on Canvas, 26" x 18"   
  • "Krishna (4)" - Bratin Khan
    Tempera, 18" x 12"   
  • "Potrait" - Chandra Bhattacharya
    Acrylic, 12" x 12"   
  • "Untitled (5)" - Debabrata Chakrabarti
    Acrylic, 30" x 24"   
  • "PARASH" - Dilip Banerjee
    Water Colour Wash, 14" x 8"   
  • "Vishnu" - Dipak Banerjee
    Mix Media Painting on Canvas, 22" x 20"   
  • "Untitled (7)" - Ganesh Haloi
    Gouache, 16" x 14"   
  • "WRATH" - Gautam Basu
    Tempera on Cloth Mounted Paper Board, 8" x 4"   
  • "SCRIPTOGRAPHY" - Hiran Mitra
    Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 8"   
  • "Flowers" - Jogen Chowdhury
    Black Pastel Drawing, 14" x 11"   
  • "Untitled (4)" - Kanchan Dasgupta
    Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 24"   
  • "Flwer Vase" - Manoj Dutta
    Tempera, 17" x 12"   
  • "Rubi in the Golden Afternoon" - Nikhil Ranjan Paul
    Gouache (water colour), 16" x 16"   
  • "Infinity" - Niranjan Pradhan
    Bronze, 5" x 23"   
  • "Untitled" - Partha Pratim Deb
    Collage, 20" x 18"   
  • "Balcony" - Pradip Maitra
    Water Colour Painting on Paper, 21" x 29"   
  • "Sulochona" - Ramananda Bandopadhyay
    Pen and Ink, 12" x 8"   
  • "Sri Krishna" - Ratan Acharya
    Tempera, 24" x 24"   
  • "Untitled" - Samir Aich
    Mixed Media on Paper, 9" x 12"   
  • "Yugopurush (7)" - Sanatan Dinda
    Charcoal On Paper, 22" x 15"   
  • "Sonar Tari" - Shyamasree Basu
    Oil & Acrylic, 22" x 21"   
  • "In Search of Vishhalyakarani-1" - Sohini Dhar
    Mixed Media on Paper, 12" x 9"   
  • "My Home in Green Days" - Soumitra Kar
    Tempera on Board, 39" x 29"   
  • "Ganesh Janani VIII" - Stuti Laha
    Wash and Water Colour on Cloth, 21" x 15"   
  • "Beauty of Silence" - Sudip Banerjee
    Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36"   
  • "Radha (10)" - Suhas Roy
    Mix Media on Paper, 16" x 12"   
  • "We Are Here" - Sukti Subhra Pradhan
    Gouache, 19" x 15"   
  • "Morning Call" - Sumitabha Pal
    Bronze, 18" x 4"   
  • "Window" - Sunil De
    Acrylic on Board, 20" x 30"   
  • "Rhythm" - Uma Siddhanta
    Bronze, 6" x 5"   
 


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