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Sakti Burman

Untitled (Nude)

Sakti Burman's nudes were influenced by the European tradition. The focus is on the form, with highlights and shadows subtly merging to reveal the soft contours of the body. Burman draws attention to the gently slouched figure by keeping extraneous detailing to a minimum. The background, including the bench she is seated on, the large panel to her left, and the easel and canvas behind her, are sparsely outlined and serve to accentuate the...

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  Lot 33 of 78  

16 FEBRUARY 2017



Sakti Burman
Untitled (Nude)

Signed 'SAKTi BURMAN' (lower right)
Oil on canvas
36 x 28.5 in (91.4 x 72.4 cm)

Acquired directly from the artist, Paris
Private Collection, New Delhi

Memory and Identity: Indian Artists Abroad, New York: DAG Modern, 14 September - 2 December 2016; New Delhi: DAG Modern, 19 December 2016 - 15 March 2017
The Naked and The Nude: The Body In Indian Modern Art, Mumbai: DAG Modern, 7 October - 10 December 2016

Kishore Singh ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art: Volume Two: Birth of Modernism: Academic Realism, New Delhi: DAG Modern, 2014, p. 172 (illustrated)
Kishore Singh ed., The Naked and The Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art - Edition Two, New Delhi, DAG Modern, 2015, p. 72 (illustrated)
Kishore Singh ed., Memory & Identity: Indian Artists Abroad, New Delhi: DAG Modern, 2016, p. 227 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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