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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Narayan Shridhar Bendre
UNTITLED (BOATS)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Narayan Shridhar Bendre
UNTITLED (BOATS)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art

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Narayan Shridhar Bendre
1910 - 1992
UNTITLED (BOATS)
Signed in Devanagari and dated indistinctly lower right
Oil on canvas
93 x 98.5 cm. (36 ½ x 38 ¾ in.)
Painted circa 1980s
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Provenance

Bonham's London, 17 October 2002, lot 575 

Description

In 1948, Narayan Shridhar Bendre visited New York to hold a solo exhibition in the Windermere Gallery. On his journey back to India, he travelled extensively through Europe, where he became acquainted with the works of modernist masters. It was this exposure that encouraged him to experiment with elements of cubism, expressionism and pointillism.

This painting is a masterful example of Bendre’s own version of pointillism, a technique which he developed in the 1970s and 1980s. Although the style has been largely adopted from western artistic movements the subject matter was inspired directly from the world around him. Bendre states "I belong to this earth. I walk on this earth, and I don't think of anything but this earth. Things here are my kind of library, I'm not interested in anything else. As such I don't create dream paintings. Whatever I have experienced in this world I paint. Other things are not important to me." (N. S. Bendre: Drawings and Paintings, Vadehra Art Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, New Delhi, 1992)

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art

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Londres