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Ram Kumar
Untitled


Painted in 1961, the present lot belongs to an austere phase in Ram Kumar's artistic career, when he worked with a predominantly monochromatic palette. During the first half of this decade, according to critic Richard Bartholomew, "Ram alternated between the "literary" and the "pure" styles of abstraction. Colour and the complexity of imagery determined the mood of the painting... Using the encaustic process Ram even delved into shades of black....



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Ram Kumar
Untitled
Signed and dated in Devnagari (lower left); signed and dated twice '1961/ Ram Kumar 61' (on the reverse)
1961
Oil on canvas
17.75 x 31.75 in (44.9 x 80.4 cm)

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Acquired directly from the artist
Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi
Property of a Distinguished Gentleman, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 


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