Artwork Information

  • Title:

    KESOO

  • Artist:

    Bhavsar, Natvar Prahladji

  • Artist Bio:

    American, born 1934

  • Date:

    1977

  • Medium:

    Oil on canvas

  • Dimensions:

    80 1/2 x 72 1/2 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Francoise and Harvey Rambach

  • Object Number:

    1981.64

  • Display:

    Currently on Display


About the Artwork

Many art critics have described Natvar Bhasvar’s work as resembling star fields or distant galaxies. Like a galaxy, Bhavsar’s paintings are made of thousands of individual parts— in this case, particles of powdered pigment. Seen together, these particles create a universe of color. While Bhavsar insists that his paintings are not representations of any particular thing—they are only explorations of color—he states, “If someone could take a microscopic film of what I’m doing, they would think this is a universe in the making!”