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Jagdish Swaminathan
(1928 - 1994)

Tribal Motifs



Jagdish Swaminathan's preoccupation with the tribal art of India pre-dates the 'Bird, Mountain and Tree' series for which he is most widely known. Vehemently opposed to the idealism of the Bengal School and the mannerism of European Modernism, Swaminathan's concern was the creation of truly Indian modern art created by going back to origins as traced through its tribal traditions. From the beginning of his career in the late 1950s, Swaminathan...



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  Lot 40 of 75  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
10 SEPTEMBER 2015

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Winning Bid
Rs 50,40,000
$77,538

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Jagdish Swaminathan
Tribal Motifs

Signed and dated in Devnagari '82' (on the reverse)
1982
Oil on canvas
31.5 x 45.5 in (80 x 115.6 cm)

PROVENANCE
Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

EXHIBITED
Homage to J.Swaminathan, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi, 14-25 February 2008

PUBLISHED
Prayag Shukla ed., Homage to J. Swaminathan, New Delhi: Dhoomimal Gallery, 2008, p. 14 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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