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HIV AIDS

Signed in Devnagari (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
27 x 19.5 in (67.5 x 48.75 cm)


Madhubani paintings are typical of the Madhubani region of Bihar, North India.Traditionally, women drew these ceremonial paintings on walls and floors, depicting religious and social themes. These paintings were means of visual education, a way of passing down stories, myths and social values from one generation to another. Pushpa Kumari is the grand daughter of Maha Sundari Devi, one of the first artists to bring Madhubani art to the fore. It was only natural for Pushpa Kumari to continue the tradition, but what makes her work unique is that although her style is rooted in a centuries-old tradition, she has incorporated not only contemporary ideas and treatment, but also, an artistic intensity and an aesthetic ideal that is truly her own.




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  Lot 47 of 75  

24-HOUR AUCTION: INDIAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AND OBJECTS
21-22 AUGUST 2012

Estimate
Rs 70,000 - 90,000
$1,300 - 1,670

Winning Bid
Rs 1,07,568
$1,992
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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