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"Always inquisitive about the internal dynamics of form, he found the structural mechanics of Cubism answering certain questions about the two-dimensionality of Indian folk art, and vice versa. In the modernist question of his early paintings in Baroda he often used linear patterning as the structural break-up of the painting, or interchangeably, as the construct of a body garment and accoutrement - bird, lamp, studio bric-a-brac, etc." (Nilima...



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  Lot 6 of 120  

CREATIVE CIRCUIT: THE ART OF K G SUBRAMANYAN
19-20 JANUARY 2021

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ARTWORK DETAILS

K G Subramanyan

a) Untitled
Initialled in Tamil and dated '1.11.53' (lower right)
1953
Pen and watercolour on paper
12 x 12.5 in (30.48 x 31.75 cm)

EXHIBITED
Self Portraits and other Early Drawings, Santiniketan: Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, 5 February - 4 March 2020; New Delhi: Art Heritage, 26 October - 15 December 2020

b) Untitled
1982-83
Watercolour on paper
10.25 x 14.5 in (26 x 36.8 cm)

c) Untitled
Initialled in Tamil and dated '25.8.52' (lower left)
1952
Pen and watercolour on paper
6.5 x 8 in (16.5 x 20.3 cm)

EXHIBITED
Self Portraits and other Early Drawings, Santiniketan: Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, 5 February - 4 March 2020; New Delhi: Art Heritage, 26 October - 15 December 2020

d) Untitled
1958
Pencil, ballpoint pen, crayon and watercolour on paper
11.5 x 8.5 in (21.5 x 29.2 cm)

EXHIBITED
Drawings of Women, presented by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts at Santiniketan: Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, 5 - 14 February 2017; Patna: Bihar Museum, 3 - 16 November 2017; Kolkata: Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 14 March - 14 April 2018; New Delhi: Art Heritage, 13 August - 9 September 2018; Hyderabad: Kalakriti Art Gallery, 20 October - 1 November 2018; Ahmedabad: L&P Hutheesingh Visual Art Centre, 20 November - 2 December 2018

PUBLISHED
R Siva Kumar, Women Seen and Remembered: Drawings of Women by K G Subramanyan, Kolkata: Seagull Books, 2017, p. 18

(Set of four)

PROVENANCE
Estate of K. G. Subramanyan managed by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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