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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Untitled



Husain's horses perform with candid power emanating palpable energy. The quiet blue orb emphasizes the almost iconic representation of Husain's horse in motion. 'The horses are rampant or galloping; the manes, the fury, the working buttocks, the prancing legs, and the strong reigning heads with dilated nostrils are blocks of color which are vivid or tactile or propelled in their significant processions by strokes of the brush or...

Husain's horses perform with candid power emanating palpable energy. The quiet blue orb emphasizes the almost iconic representation of Husain's horse in motion. 'The horses are rampant or galloping; the manes, the fury, the working buttocks, the prancing legs, and the strong reigning heads with dilated nostrils are blocks of color which are vivid or tactile or propelled in their significant processions by strokes of the brush or sweeps of the palette knife. Husain’s horses are not plastic forms treated to stylistic variations; rather they are sensuous creatures that have become personal symbols resonating with archetypes. They are usually associated with the sun and knowledge and evoke positive symbolism associated with life giving and sustaining forces. Husain's horses are subterranean creatures. Their nature is not intellectualized; it is rendered as sensation or as abstract movement, with a capacity to stir up vague premonitions and passions in a mixture of ritualistic fear and exultant anguish.'(R. Bartholomew and S. Kapur, Husain, New York, 1986, p.20, 43)



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  Lot 6 of 45  

SPRING AUCTION 2005
1-2 MARCH 2005

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 41,27,729
$95,994

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Untitled

Signed in English (lower right)
Circa 1970's
Acrylic on canvas
39.5 x 29 in (100.3 x 73.7 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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