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Akbar Padamsee
(1928 - 2020)

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Padamsee`s art navigates between the concrete and the transcendental. In this work, the particularity of the man`s face takes on a universal significance through the artist`s subtle manipulation of color and light. As the bearded, almost Christ-like, visage emerges from the glowing expanse of the canvas, he is imbued with a prophetic quality. "The figure created with pure geometry but no intuition is arid, devoid of a soul. Each...

Padamsee`s art navigates between the concrete and the transcendental. In this work, the particularity of the man`s face takes on a universal significance through the artist`s subtle manipulation of color and light. As the bearded, almost Christ-like, visage emerges from the glowing expanse of the canvas, he is imbued with a prophetic quality. "The figure created with pure geometry but no intuition is arid, devoid of a soul. Each drawing is a moment of truth, a response to the duality of life... the need to arrive at the state of equilibrium between the egotistical and spiritual self."(p. 47, Akbar Padamsee, "Indian Aesthetics: An Artist`s Perspective", Celebration of the Human Figure, thinking eye, 2000)



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  Lot 52 of 115  

AUCTION 2004 (MAY)
4-6 MAY 2004

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$22,038
Rs 9,47,613

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Akbar Padamsee
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Signed and dated in English (upper right)
2001
Oil on canvas
28 x 42 in (71.1 x 106.7 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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