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Lot 38
F N Souza
Landscape with Cherry Tree


"The outline is the scaffolding on which you hang your paintings, it is the without which art cannot exist and becomes wishy-washy" (p. 3, Y. Dalmia, "The Underbelly of Existence", The Demonic Line: An Exhibition of Drawings by F.N.Souza, 1940 -1964, Delhi Art Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue 2001)

Souza`s lines are a vital feature of his aesthetic. Often considered at their most evocative in his renditions of the human...

"The outline is the scaffolding on which you hang your paintings, it is the without which art cannot exist and becomes wishy-washy" (p. 3, Y. Dalmia, "The Underbelly of Existence", The Demonic Line: An Exhibition of Drawings by F.N.Souza, 1940 -1964, Delhi Art Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue 2001)

Souza`s lines are a vital feature of his aesthetic. Often considered at their most evocative in his renditions of the human form, Souza`s landscapes are equally fascinating in their manipulation of the line. In the Cherry Tree, Souza`s bold black lines create a sense of structure reminiscent of Cézanne. The solidity of the houses forms an exciting contrast with the fluid red brushstrokes used for the cherry tree. The painting possesses a sense of merriment that is unusual in Souza`s oeuvre.



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  Lot 38 of 115  

AUCTION 2004 (MAY)
4-6 MAY 2004

Estimate



Winning Bid
$26,875
Rs 11,55,625

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Landscape with Cherry Tree
Signed and dated in English (lower left)
1984
Oil on canvas board
30 x 25 in (76.2 x 63.5 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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