The Mahomaden Pilgrim
Object of the Month- July 2014
‘The Mahomaden Pilgrim’ is the painting by Savalaram Haldankar which won him the gold medal in 1925 in the exhibition of Bombay Art Society. On the mountainous background, an old man draped in shawl is set off for the pilgrimage carrying a huqqa and a bundle. The high points of this painting are the dramatic effect achieved through light and shade. He had a fascination to depict play of light and shadows. Haldankar was a promising student of art since childhood. Inspired by his teacher, N. S. Malankar, he joined Sir J. J. School of Art, Bombay as a student in 1903. He was taught by Cecil Burns, Walter Robotham, Ganpatrao Kedari and A. X. Trindade.
18th century CE
9.2 x 10cms
Karl & Meherbai Khandalavala Collection
Parvarti dressed in a saree sitting on a low seat with baby Ganesha on her lap. Her head his adorned with a crescent. By the side of the seat, there is an unfinished drawing of a seated man. Curtain like fold of drapery are seen behind the image.