Tyeb Mehta is a highly admired contemporary artist. Throughout his career he has used a handful of images repeatedly worked at in different contexts, at different times, including pain in the form of a trussed bull, an animal of great power held captive and subjected to the will of the aggressor. It is a reminder of a terrifying memory of a man whose death Tyeb had witnessed during partition and is a metaphor for cultural chaos and conflict between communities.
Where to see this painting?
Nuffield College, University of Oxford
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