R. N. Joshi

Woman carrying fodder


200 x 283 mm




"One of the earliest to arrive with a clear conviction of modern thoughts and forms in early sixties was Ramananda Joshi - a graduate from Sir J J School of Art. At this stage, the arrival of Joshi remains significant for various reasons that include his clear vision and his tireless propagation of new thoughts right down through the people's level: and his efforts to sustain or last long. True that few others had arrived earlier than Joshi- individuals for example, with traditional wash style background or with no visible appetite to propagate to new thoughts. They proved to be of little consequence in this regard. Therefore, they remained of little interest in our here too. Instead, Joshi stand tall in many of the accounts argued here. His hard struggles to propagate and to sustain the modern forms and styles at such an early stage have come to stay as a legend. His dedicated efforts did inspire many to sow seeds of modern thoughts in art of painting. In 1963, when Joshi unveiled imageries of human pain, sufferings expressed in strong Expressionist rendering, it was absolutely a new and an exotic visual experience to the Nepali Public. One of the compelling works of the period " War or Famine_Life goes on" typically puts Joshi ahead of his time. In addition, his long affiliation with the rural landscapes mostly in water colors is capped by his later efforts to adopt motif from oriental philosophy. It assures his place as one of the leading pioneers in making the history of contemporary modern forms of Nepal."

Art writer/ Artist Madan Chitrakar
Ref: Nepali Art— Issues miscellany, Page No. 98/99, published in 2012.

"From the close observations and studies of Nepalese arts and their creative-arts it can be said that artist-painter R N Joshi born in a Kathmandu valley city called Lalitpur visited as the first artist to different unexplored parts of the country searching new dimensions/horizons for painting landscapes and the local inhabitants. This was definitely courageous and adventurous step and scientific/natural approach to view and study nature and local people. He painted the landscape and the life of ethic people as he saw and found. In this sense, he devoted a part of his career in widening the horizon of Nepalese arts and artists."

Prof. Banshi Shrestha,
Ref: R N Joshi widening the horizon of Nepalese art, Page no 55, Published in 2006

Other Paintings by same Artist

Samkhamul Ghat, Patan, Nepal
825 mm x 390 mm

Woman carrying fodder
200 x 283 mm

Man Carrying Scales
200 x 280 mm

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