Amrita Sher-Gil III
Two Elephants, ca. 1940
"I am personally trying to be, through the medium of line, colour and design, an interpreter of the life of the people, particularly the life of the poor and the sad. But I approach the problem on the more abstract plane of the purely pictorial, not only because I am a painter but because I hate cheap emotional appeal and I am not, therefore, a propagandist of the picture that tells a story."
Amrita Sher-Gil, September 20, 1936