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In the manifesto he wrote for the short-lived artists' collective, 'Group 1890', Jagdish Swaminathan called for a return to a representation of nature in its 'virginal state', a marked deviation from the romanticism of the Bengal School and the mannerism of the Paris School that he believed held sway over modern Indian painting at the time. As the artist elaborates, "...painting was never meant to 'represent' reality in the naturalistic...



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  Lot 12 of 80  

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
3-4 DECEMBER 2014

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Jagdish Swaminathan
Untitled
1990
Oil on canvas
32 x 46.5 in (81.3 x 118.1 cm)

Also included with this lot is a copy of the book 'Cirai ri tu kya jane' edited by Mahapatra Sitakant.

PROVENANCE:
Centre for Contemporary Art, New Delhi
Private Collection, Denmark

PUBLISHED:
Cirai ri tu kya jane, Mahapatra Sitakant, National Publishing House, New Delhi, 1992

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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