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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Untitled



The horse is one of Husain`s favorite motifs. Not peaceful evocations of the natural world, they are invariably depicted in frenzied action. In this particular piece, the jagged lines and broken planes of color emphasize the violent motions of the beasts. They come to symbolize man`s more turbulent desires and unbridled passions. "Husain`s horses are subterranean creatures. Their natures is not intellectualized: it is rendered...

The horse is one of Husain`s favorite motifs. Not peaceful evocations of the natural world, they are invariably depicted in frenzied action. In this particular piece, the jagged lines and broken planes of color emphasize the violent motions of the beasts. They come to symbolize man`s more turbulent desires and unbridled passions. "Husain`s horses are subterranean creatures. Their natures is not intellectualized: it is rendered as sensation or as abstract movement, with a capacity to stir up vague premonitions and passions, in a mixture of ritualistic fear and exultant anguish." (p. 42, R. Bartholomew & S.S. Kapur, Husain, New York, 1971)



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  Lot 14 of 115  

AUCTION 2004 (MAY)
4-6 MAY 2004

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Winning Bid
$36,690
Rs 15,77,659

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled

Signed in English (upper left)
1998
Acrylic on canvas
26 x 38 in (66 x 96.5 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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