S.G. Thakar Singh, another artist from Punjab was trained in Western academic style. His oeuvre
includes two main motifs--- female form and landscape. He has painted two kinds of
women—sensuous, beautiful, erotic, retaining a certain air of landscape and dignity and the other is
the ethnic types. For precedents he had the work of Raja Ravi Varma, a celebrated artist of the late
19 th century and Hemen Majumdar from Calcutta.
“After Bath” has been rendered with honesty and technical competence. The tones of flesh where it is
bare and wet have been graded with a discriminating color sense. As one sees his work the elements
of his art become clear, the skilled craftsmanship, and an eye for the detail, the realistic and sensitive
portrayal and respect for métier. His art has an enduring quality that establishes an immediate rapport
with the viewer.