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M F Husain
(1913 - 2011)

Nude



Women have been a central motif in Husain's art, through whose form he explores "the nature and drama of reality" by painting them in diverse moods and settings. (Richard Bartholomew and Shiv S Kapur, Husain, New York: Harry N Abrams, Inc., 1972, p. 36) Their forms and postures are often reminiscent of classical Indian art and dance, as well as ancient sculptures. "One reason why I went back to the Gupta period of sculpture was to study...



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  Lot 52 of 67  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
12 SEPTEMBER 2019

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ARTWORK DETAILS

M F Husain
Nude

Signed in Devnagari (lower right); bearing Vadehra Art Gallery label (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
48 x 23.75 in (121.7 x 60.3 cm)

PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, 13 September 2011, lot 46
Private New Delhi Collection

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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