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F N Souza
La Place: Town Square


The subject of La Place, Town Square, 1955, is rather traditional - a typical French town with rustic buildings and a well. However Souza’s execution of the composition is both typically modern and aggressive. His use of flat bold areas of colour, akin to the post-impressionists and the Fauves before him, gives the painting not only a distinctive depth but also movement.

Souza creates an atmosphere that is desolate, yet expectant....



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  Lot 66 of 77  

MODERN EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
15 FEBRUARY 2014

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Winning Bid
Rs 72,00,000
$118,033

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

F N Souza
La Place: Town Square
Signed and dated in English (upper right)
1955
Oil on board
24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Grosvenor Gallery, London
Private Collection, Mumbai

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
F.N. Souza, Saffronart and Grosvenor Gallery, New York and London, 2008

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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