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Somnath Hore came to recognition on the Indian art scene for his hard-hitting documentation of the Bengal Famine of 1943 and the Tebhaga peasant movement of 1946. These events, and the political climate of Bengal, were strongly tied into his work throughout his career. His portraits of peasants, workers and animals reflect their acute anguish and suffering. And yet within the depictions of destitution are "suppressed men and women tentatively...



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  Lot 75 of 78  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
16 FEBRUARY 2017

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Somnath Hore

a) Untitled
Initialled and dated 'S 30 1 82' (upper right)
1982
Watercolour and dry pastel on paper
10 x 14.2 in (25.4 x 36 cm)

b) Untitled
Initialled and dated 'S 15 1 83' (lower right)
1983
Watercolour and dry pastel on paper
10.2 x 14.4 in (25.9 x 36.6 cm)

c) Untitled
Initialled and dated 'S 5 1 83' (lower right)
1983
Watercolour and dry pastel on paper
10 x 14.2 in (25.4 x 36 cm)

d) Untitled
Initialled and dated 'S 28 1 82' (lower right)
1982
Watercolour and dry pastel on paper
10 x 14.2 in (25.4 x 36 cm)

e) Untitled
Initialled and dated 'S 12 1 82' (lower right)
1982
Watercolour and dry pastel on paper
10.2 x 14.4 in (25.9 x 36.6 cm)


(Set of five)

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection, Shantiniketan
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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