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N S Bendre
Untitled


The portrayal of rural life is familiar subject in Bendre’s oeuvre. In this painting, he emphasis the 2 dimensionality of the work by eliminating the horizon line, but providing two planes of imagery. The muted tones of the painting lend a tranquil air to the scene and Bendre’s use of flat planes of earthy color to delineate both the solitary figure and the surrounding landscape serves to emphasize the harmony of the girl in a...

The portrayal of rural life is familiar subject in Bendre’s oeuvre. In this painting, he emphasis the 2 dimensionality of the work by eliminating the horizon line, but providing two planes of imagery. The muted tones of the painting lend a tranquil air to the scene and Bendre’s use of flat planes of earthy color to delineate both the solitary figure and the surrounding landscape serves to emphasize the harmony of the girl in a natural environment. Bendre “uses familiar forms with hardly any stylization or modeling and avoids cast shadows. His paintings are invariably two-dimensional, without any perspective; he conveys the effect of distance with gradual elimination of details. He gives prime importance to visual experience, but he does not resort to naturalistic representation.” (Ram Chatterji, Bendre: The Painter and The Person, The Bendre Foundation for Art and Culture & Indus Corp., 1990, p. 61).

“It (painting) is a pictorial statement. It expresses a visual experience of things beyond and beside you.”
(N. S. Bendre, ibid, p. 63)



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  Lot 1 of 145  

AUCTION MAY 2005
10-12 MAY 2005

Estimate
$34,890 - 41,860
Rs 15,00,000 - 18,00,000


Winning Bid
$55,451
Rs 23,84,393

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

N S Bendre
Untitled
Signed and dated in Devnagari (lower right)
1983
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 in (121.9 x 91.4 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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