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M F Husain
Untitled


"Husain`s experience of India repeatedly tells him the epical and the mythic are also the experiential, the experiential is the religious (not the same thing as dogma), the religious is folkloric, the folkloric is highly adaptive, and it is truly popular and demonstrably contemporary." (Shyamal Bagachi, "Augmented Nationalism: The Nomadic Eye of Painter M.F. Husain", asianart.com) Bridging the gap between popular culture and...

"Husain`s experience of India repeatedly tells him the epical and the mythic are also the experiential, the experiential is the religious (not the same thing as dogma), the religious is folkloric, the folkloric is highly adaptive, and it is truly popular and demonstrably contemporary." (Shyamal Bagachi, "Augmented Nationalism: The Nomadic Eye of Painter M.F. Husain", asianart.com) Bridging the gap between popular culture and `high art`, Husain`s aesthetic draws inspiration from the lived experience of the masses. His iconography is derived from folk art, religion and mass media.

In Husain`s paintings, however, these familiar images are subjected to critical appraisal. We are forced to re-examine our relation to them. This painting is one of the ragamala series which is based on the raga Suha. Here, Husain seems to analyze the religious and sexual implications of the female nude.



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  Lot 15 of 115  

AUCTION 2004 (MAY)
4-6 MAY 2004

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$68,800
Rs 29,58,400

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled
Signed in Devnagari (lower centre)
Circa 1970s
Oil on board
48 x 48 in (121.9 x 121.9 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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