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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Let History cut across me

Husain drew inspiration from a plethora of historic, religious, cultural and political references. The present lot encapsulates the vastness of history and Husain's own repository of symbols which recur in his paintings. Here, Husain literally evokes a fragment of history through composition. A miscellany of objects appears to be set up for a still-life. The snake and lamp are motifs that frequently feature in his paintings, but Husain does not...

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  Lot 76 of 150  

13-14 JUNE 2018


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M F Husain
Let History cut across me

Signed 'Husain' (lower right); signed and inscribed '"Let History cut across me"/ Husain' (on the reverse)
Acrylic on canvas
35.75 x 35.75 in (90.5 x 90.5 cm)

Acquired from Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Private Collection, UK

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


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