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F N Souza
(1924 - 2002)

Untitled (Landscape and Face)



The present lot juxtaposes two of Souza's favourite subjects, figure and cityscape. The structural duality is enhanced by the black and white sky in the two sections of the painting, with only hints of red tying both parts together.

The stark black sun offers a counter-point to the staring eyes of the boldly delineated, classically featured face. In later years, Souza wrote, "Black is the most mysterious of all colours. Renoir found...



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  Lot 61 of 75  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
10 SEPTEMBER 2015

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Winning Bid
Rs 1,56,00,000
$240,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Untitled (Landscape and Face)

Signed and dated 'Souza 59' (centre)
1959
Oil on board
28.5 x 37.5 in (72.4 x 95.2 cm)

PROVENANCE
Gallery One, London
Christie's, London, 17 October 2003, lot 508
Sotheby's, New York, 17 September 2009, lot 14
A Prominent New Delhi Family

PUBLISHED
Gayatri Sinha ed., Art and Visual Culture in India 1857-2007, Mumbai: Marg Publications, 2009, p. 4 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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