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Jagdish Swaminathan's "Bird, Mountain and Tree" series exemplifies the beauty of basic symbols and geometric shapes found in India's indigenous art traditions. Swaminathan had a profound interest in the folk and tribal art of Central India. This stemmed from his rejection of the idea that Indian modernism developed from encounters with the West-which perhaps held true for some of his contemporaries such as Akbar Padamsee and Jehangir Sabavala....



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  Lot 54 of 65  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
13 MARCH 2018

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Jagdish Swaminathan
Untitled
Oil on canvas
44.5 x 31.75 in (113.3 x 80.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Contemporary Indian Art: An Exhibition of The Festival of India, Part I: The Gesture, and Motif, London: Royal Academy of Arts, 18 September - 5 October 1982
Homage to J. Swaminathan, presented by Dhoomimal Art Gallery at New Delhi: All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), 9 -14 February 2008

PUBLISHED:
Homage to J. Swaminathan, New Delhi: Dhoomimal Art Gallery, 2008, p. 17 (illustrated)
Exhibition Poster of Contemporary Indian Art: An Exhibition of The Festival of India, Part I: The Gesture, and Motif, London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1982
Vinod Bhardwaj and Brij Sharma eds., Trends and Tradition: Eighty Glorious Years, New Delhi: Dhoomimal Art Gallery, 2017, p. 157 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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