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F N Souza
Untitled


Souza’s Heads from this period seem to construct an irrereverent image of medieval Christianity as Souza used the construction of the line, replete with its variety in thick strokes combined with sharp cross hatches to form what he often referred to as “futuristic heads”.

“…because his images are clearly intended to be human, one is compelled to ask why his faces have eyes high up in the forehead, or else scattered in...

Souza’s Heads from this period seem to construct an irrereverent image of medieval Christianity as Souza used the construction of the line, replete with its variety in thick strokes combined with sharp cross hatches to form what he often referred to as “futuristic heads”.

“…because his images are clearly intended to be human, one is compelled to ask why his faces have eyes high up in the forehead, or else scattered in profusion all over the face; why he paints mouths that stretch like hair combs across the face, and limbs that branch out like thistles. Souza’s imagery is nota a surrealist vision – a self-conscious aesthetic shock – so much as a spontaneous re-creation of the world as he has seen it, distilled in the mind by a host of private experiences and associations.” (Edwin Mullins, F. N. Souza, Anthony Blond Ltd., 1962, p. 39)



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  Lot 41 of 145  

AUCTION MAY 2005
10-12 MAY 2005

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$85,800
Rs 36,89,400

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ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Untitled
Signed and dated in English (center right)
1961
Oil on canvas
24 x 22 in (61 x 55.9 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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