art focus – the passionate quest – amrita sher-gil

Self Portrait – the many faces of Amrita Sher-Gil, demure Indian, bohemian European (1930) 

“It seems to me that I have never began painting, that I have always painted. And I have always had, with a strange certitude, the conviction that I was meant to be a painter and nothing else. Although I studied, I have never been taught painting in the actual sense of the word, because I possess in my psychological makeup a peculiarity that resents any outside interference. I have always, in everything, wanted to find out things for myself.”
~ Amrita Sher-Gil

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