Artwork Information

  • Title:


  • Artist:

    Bhavsar, Natvar Prahladji

  • Artist Bio:

    American, born 1934

  • Date:


  • Medium:

    Pastel on museum board

  • Dimensions:

    19 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, Director's Discretionary Fund

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

“In Gujarat [India], we have an expression that says you cannot use color in a big spot, you have to use very small dots,” states Natvar Bhavsar. Whether the canvas is large or small, Bhavsar creates his paintings by scattering particles of powdered pigment over a prepared surface. The artist believes that even these tiny flecks of color have an immense presence. He notes, “Color has so much expansiveness—even within a drop—that using enormous amounts is not necessary to understanding it.”