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Arpana Caur
(1954)

Tree of Suffering, Tree of Enlightenment




Born in New Delhi, Arpana Caur spent her college years studying literature; as an artist, she is largely self-taught. Her work can be seen to continue the line begun by Amrita Sher-Gil. It is feminine and feminist in its perspective, with portraits of women placed in a contemporary urban context. The erotic is downplayed in favor of the sturdy: Gayatri Sinha states that, in her paintings, "There is no hint of an expressive sexuality; woman...



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  Lot 114 of 160  

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

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Arpana Caur
Tree of Suffering, Tree of Enlightenment

Signed and dated 'arpana/ caur/ 2004' (lower right); inscribed, signed and dated 'TREE OF SUFFERING/ TREE OF ENLIGHTENMENT/ arpana caur/ March 2004' (on the reverse)
2004
Oil on canvas
54 x 69 in (137 x 175 cm)

PROVENANCE
Property of a Gentleman, USA

PUBLISHED
Rajesh Kumar Shukla, Contemporizing Buddha: Paintings by Arpana Caur, New Delhi: Winsome Books India, 2006, p. 40 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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