Hari Ambadas Gade's focus on abstract expressionism set him apart from his other contemporaries, although Sayed Haider Raza's work did eventually shift from the figurative to the abstract. Also unlike most of the other founding members of the Progressive Artist's Group, Gade chose to stay in India and used the landscape and the villagers as his inspiration.
This present work is a prime example of Gade's landscapes, painted in a Fauvist manner, from which he drew his stylistic inspiration. 'The juxtaposition of colour, with its emotive functions, is my primary concern; I receive my pictorial experience through color, with all its technical and spatial attributes.' (Gade rpt. Krishnan, Gade, Bombay, 1961) This intense landscape painted with grey, brown and green hues are accented with rich orange tones; 'The subtle shifts of colour, particularly in his oil paintings, create a rich texture with irradiates a glow from within...the somber complimentary [colours] that create depth of paint suggesting endless landmass are invoked by Gade, a textured surface that irradiates further to add to its abundant quality'.(Yashodhara Dalmia, The Making of Modern Art: The Progressives, Delhi, 2001 p.179)
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