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Prabhakar Barwe
(1936 - 1995)

Mythical Reality



Prabhakar Barwe's art is restrained and meditative. Symbols often appear to float in space, removed from their original context and taking on new meanings. While a student at the J J School of Arts in the 1950s, his art was more realistic and gradually transitioned to abstraction. In the 1970s, Barwe's thematic and stylistic concerns altered drastically. "Newly interested in space as a metaphysical concept, he began striving for a purity of form...



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  Lot 63 of 109  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
8-9 JUNE 2016

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Winning Bid
$63,636
Rs 42,00,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Prabhakar Barwe
Mythical Reality

Signed, dated and inscribed 'PRABHAKAR BARWE / MYTHICAL REALITY / 1981' (on the reverse)
1981
Acrylic and enamel on canvas
49.5 x 59.5 in (125.8 x 151.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Saffronart, 28-29 March 2012, lot 15
Property from an Important Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Manifestations 5: 20th Century Indian Art, New Delhi: Delhi Art Gallery, 18 April - 18 June 2011
PUBLISHED:
Kishore Singh ed., Manifestations 5: 20th Century Indian Art, New Delhi: Delhi Art Gallery, 2011, pp. 27-28 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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