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F N Souza
Christ in Blue


F N Souza's portraits, especially his renditions of 'Heads,' represented his lifelong interest in the human condition. They began to dominate his oeuvre from the 1940s onwards, maturing stylistically over the decades. The artist also had a complex relationship with the Roman Catholic Church, which played a fundamental role in shaping Souza's personal beliefs and his art, which sometimes explored ecclesiastical themes. As much as he was in awe of...



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  Lot 34 of 50  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION | MODERN INDIAN ART
11 MARCH 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 19,20,000
$26,667

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
Christ in Blue
Signed and dated 'Souza 68' (upper left)
1968
Mixed media on paper pasted on paper
16 x 20 in (40.7 x 50.5 cm)

PROVENANCE
Kumar Gallery, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
Francis Newton Souza: Retrospective II, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 9 - 21 October 2000
A Tribute to Francis Newton Souza: Selected Works from 60s to 90s, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 14 January - 15 February 2005
Celebration 2016: Kumar Gallery, Sixty Years (1955 - 2015), New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 25 January - 5 February 2016

PUBLISHED
Francis Newton Souza: Retrospective II, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 2000 (illustrated)
A Tribute to Francis Newton Souza: Selected Works from 60s to 90s, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 2005 (illustrated)
Celebration 2016: Kumar Gallery, Sixty Years (1955 - 2015), New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 2016 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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