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Jagdish Swaminathan was a painter, writer, and political activist who rejected the idea that Indian modernism developed solely from encounters with the West, and turned inwards instead, looking to the nation's own folk and indigenous art traditions. He experimented with totemic symbols from early societies in a quest to simplify, and to reconnect modern Indian art with its local precursors.

It is from these ideas that Swaminathan's...



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  Lot 19 of 50  

SPRING LIVE AUCTION | MODERN INDIAN ART
11 MARCH 2021

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Winning Bid
Rs 60,00,000
$83,333

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Jagdish Swaminathan
Untitled
Signed and dated 'J. Swaminathan/ 80' (on the reverse)
1980
Oil on canvas
26.5 x 32 in (67.5 x 81 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired from the artist by a Portuguese diplomat during his posting in India
Thence by descent

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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