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Syed Haider Raza
(b. 1922)
EGLISE JAUNE
Estimate
100,000120,000
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49
Syed Haider Raza
(b. 1922)
EGLISE JAUNE
Estimate
100,000120,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Syed Haider Raza
(b. 1922)
EGLISE JAUNE
Signed and dated 'Raza '56' lower right
Oil on board
20 by 25 3/4 in. (51 by 65.5 cm.)
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Provenance

Galerie Dresdnere, Montreal

Catalogue Note

This painting is typical of Raza's works from the mid to the late 1950s where he painted the French countryside in riotous hues, in a style which fused the Modernist metaphor with his frenetic exploration of color and his musings on abstraction.

'In works like Church (1957), the black steeple and charred roofs burn in their intensity against a smouldering orange sky.' (Yashodhara Dalmia, The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives, 2001, p. 152). 'Be it village, town or church, the world according to Raza was aflame. It was being forged anew through the crucible of recollection—baptized through fire.' (Geeti Sen, Bindu, Space and Time in Raza's Vision, 1997, p. 66).

Indian Art Including Miniatures & Modern Indian Paintings

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