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Krishen Khanna
Betrayal


- - “Krishen Khanna’s entire concern with the biblical theme of Christ’s betrayal is informed by a sense of the tragic. In his work the religious context becomes overwhelmingly social; we do not see Christ, the son of God, as reformer, healer, preacher, iconoclast, as leader of men. Instead he becomes the human prototype pushed to the brink by betrayal and greed. The figures are from contemporary Delhi, specifically the Nizamuddin Bhogal area where K
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KRISHEN KHANNA: A RETROSPECTIVE

ARTWORK DETAILS

  • Krishen Khanna
  • Betrayal
  • 1950
  • Oil  on  canvas
  • 34 x 26 in (86.4 x 66 cm)
  • From the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum Collection
  • Category: Painting
    Style: Figurative




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