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K H Ara
(1914 - 1985)

Untitled (Flowers in the Window)



“Composition is the art of arranging in a decorative manner the diverse elements at the painter’s command to express his feelings.” - K H ARA

Ara turned towards still life and object painting around the late 1940s, with a particular focus on flower and vase studies, as seen in the present lot. “Flowers enthralled Ara so much, he painted them throughout his career…It is almost as if this were a scene from a theatrical production...



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  Lot 127 of 160  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUITIES
6-7 APRIL 2022

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Winning Bid
$20,600
Rs 15,45,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

K H Ara
Untitled (Flowers in the Window)

Signed 'ARA' (lower left)
Gouache on paper
29.5 x 21.5 in (74.7 x 54.8 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired from Chemould Art Gallery, Kolkata by a Tata and Air India executive
Thence by descent
Private British Collection
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Still Life


 









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