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F N Souza
Head


In this painting, Souza`s deliberately disfiguring lines construct a menacing visage. "It was Souza`s heads... which make the greatest impact. He has of course reinvented them entirely with eyes placed on the forehead, gnashing teeth for mouth and pulsating lines which create an extraordinarily mobile flickering surface. These are men with death in the soul, all life petrified, without a shred of humanity." (p. 4,Y. Dalmia, "The...

In this painting, Souza`s deliberately disfiguring lines construct a menacing visage. "It was Souza`s heads... which make the greatest impact. He has of course reinvented them entirely with eyes placed on the forehead, gnashing teeth for mouth and pulsating lines which create an extraordinarily mobile flickering surface. These are men with death in the soul, all life petrified, without a shred of humanity." (p. 4,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)



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  Lot 43 of 115  

AUCTION 2004 (MAY)
4-6 MAY 2004

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$75,788
Rs 32,58,863

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Head
Signed and dated in English (upper left)
1961
Oil on canvas
34 x 37 in (86.4 x 94 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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