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Baiju Parthan
Pneuma (Air)


Initially, Baiju Parthan resisted a career as an artist. "In Kerala," he explains, "you are what your work is. And in Kerala's Communist schema, the artist is at the lowest rung of society." Parthan began as an engineer, but was drawn into the world of art in 1974, when he stumbled onto a book detailing the history of Western art. "With that book," he says, "the chronology and the institution of art became known to me." He became familiar with...

Based on:
Catalogue by Ranjit Hoskote
Interview by Sylee Gore



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  Lot 25 of 115  

WINTER AUCTION 2008
10-11 DECEMBER 2008

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Baiju Parthan
Pneuma (Air)
Signed and dated in English (lower left and verso)
2004
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 120 in (121.9 x 304.8 cm)

(Triptych)

PUBLISHED:
Baiju Parthan - A User`s Manual, Ranjit Hoskote, Afterimage Publishing, Mumbai, 2006

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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