At Marina Beach in Chennai you find this splendid sculpture of men trying to move a boulder.
This statue depicting the dignity and Triumph of Labour Epitomizes the Soul and sweat of back-breaking effort. An important landmark in Marina Beach, it is also a fitting tribute to the toiling or hard working class. This aesthetically pleasing work of art is one of the best creations of sculptor Debi Prasad Roy Choudhury (15th June, 1899 - 15th October, 1975).
Besides paintings, Devi Prasad regularly practised the art of sculpture. He learnt sculpture from artist Hironmoy Chowdhury. He later visited Italy and learnt and absorbed the style and technique of western sculpture. He was the first modern artist of Bengal who worked on bronze. His monumental and life-size sculptures exemplify qualities of movement, inherent energy and pensive mood.
PS I made this sepia from an old photo as an comparison to previous photo.