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Rameshwar Broota
(1941)

Traces of Man - The Unknown-Soldier - I



Following his seminal ‘Ape’ and ‘Man’ series of works from the 1970s and 80s, Broota turned away from exclusive figuration to work on a series of large semiabstract canvases with highly textured surfaces that alternately concealed and revealed various proto-human figures and architectural forms. Although the figure may have receded in these works, the artist emphasizes the fact that they are not abstract, especially in their conception. Titled...



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  Lot 14 of 120  

SPRING AUCTION 2011
16-17 MARCH 2011

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Winning Bid
$183,080
Rs 80,55,520

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Rameshwar Broota
Traces of Man - The Unknown-Soldier - I

Signed and dated in English (verso)
1999
Oil on canvas
94.5 x 47 in (240 x 119.4 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired by the present owner from Gallery Espace, New Delhi

PUBLISHED:
Rameshwar Broota: Recent Paintings, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2001

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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