Lot 43
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Narayan Shridhar Bendre (1910 - 1992)

50,000 - 70,000 USD
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  • Narayan Shridhar Bendre
  • Mother and Child
  • Signed in Devanagari lower right
  • Oil on canvas
  • 36 by 20 in. (91.5 by 50.6 cm.)

Catalogue Note

'An indigenous form of modern art was realized in the works of painters like Bendre, Hebbar and Shiavax Chavda, whose images were symbolic of the nation as a whole...  In the works of Narayan Shridhar Bendre, idyllic vignettes of village women, a mother and her child, or peasant life were painted with a lilting lyricism.  Drawing from his travels and consequent exposure to European art, his stint at Santiniketan in 1945, and finally his interaction with the Progressive Artists in Bombay, Bendre was to assimilate all of this into an idiom that adapted the modernist vocabulary to Indian themes and subjects.  His pastoral scenes spoke of a pan-Indian vision located in an idyllic village life, and celebrated pre-industrial society.' (Y. Dalmia, The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives, New Delhi, 2001, p. 66).