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Two Faces
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V S Gaitonde
Two Faces


Painted in 1957, a time when Gaitonde was turning away from his early stylized figuration towards a non-representative idiom, this canvas reveals the negotiations the artist made between the figurative and the abstract during this transitional period. Titled ‘Two Faces’, the painting portrays a silent but powerful exchange between two angular, almost animalistic beings. Devoid of any recognisable feat

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  • V S Gaitonde
  • Two Faces
  • Signed and dated in Devnagari (lower right)
  • Oil on canvas
  • 1957
  • 26 x 20 in (66 x 50.8 cm)
  • Category: Painting
    Style: Figurative




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    PUBLISHED:
    India Ink, Martha McKee Keehn, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2000

    From a Private Collection, New Delhi