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F N Souza
Nude with Wool


"Black is the most mysterious of all colours. Renoir found it impossible and said a spot of black was like a hole in the painting. I cannot agree: colour is now disturbing in a bad way." - F N SOUZA, 1966

The present lot is part of a series of 'black on black' works that Souza executed in the mid-1960s, painted exclusively in the thick black impasto usually reserved for his bold lines. A radical, but brief departure from his...



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  Lot 10 of 76  

ALIVE: EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 45,60,000
$62,466

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Nude with Wool
Signed and dated 'SOUZA/ 1965' (upper left); inscribed and dated 'F.N. SOUZA/ 1965' (on the reverse)
1965
Oil and wool on board
47.5 x 23.5 in (120.6 x 59.7 cm)

PROVENANCE
Formerly from the Estate of F N Souza
Private Collection, UK
Acquired from the above
Property of a Distinguished Gentleman, Mumbai

PUBLISHED
Aziz Kurtha, Francis Newton Souza: Bridging Western and Indian Modern Art, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt Ltd, 2006, p. 176

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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