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F N Souza
Seated Man in Red (After Titian)


‘If you want to convey fact, this can only ever be done through a form of distortion. You must distort to transform what is called appearance into image.’ - Francis Bacon

Some four hundred years after Titian’s Emperor Charles V, Francis Newton Souza painted Seated Man in Red. At first glance it appears that Souza is paying homage to Titian, whose mastery he acknowledges in several paintings and drawings of the 1950s and 1960s (Man in...



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  Lot 30 of 100  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
18-19 JUNE 2014

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$192,000
Rs 1,13,28,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Seated Man in Red (After Titian)
Signed and dated in English (upper right and verso)
1963
Oil on canvas
44.5 x 37.5 in (113 x 95.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist

PUBLISHED:
Francis Newton Souza: Bridging Western and Indian Modern Art, Aziz Kurtha, Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, 2006

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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