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F N Souza
Untitled


One of the reasons Indian Modernist Francis Newton Souza produced nudes, according to art historian Edwin Mullins, was to flout moral conventions. His drive behind this was two-fold. His art stood in violent opposition to the self-righteous values of the Roman Catholic Church - an environment he grew up in during his childhood in Goa. Souza had also studied art in British India, where the puritanical Victorian values borrowed and adopted by his...



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F N Souza
Untitled
Signed and dated 'Souza 1949' (upper left) and signed and dated again 'Souza 49' (lower right)
1949
Gouache on paper pasted on mountboard
21 x 14.25 in (53.4 x 36.3 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
Collection of Julian Sherrier
Christie's, New York, 23 March 2010, lot 6

EXHIBITED
Souza in the 40's, New Delhi: Saffronart, 19 December 2018 - 18 January 2019

PUBLISHED
Souza in the 40's, Mumbai: Saffronart, 2018, p. 157 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 


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