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Maqbool Fida Husain
RED LANDSCAPE
Estimate
700,000900,000
LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
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23
Maqbool Fida Husain
RED LANDSCAPE
Estimate
700,000900,000
LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Maqbool Fida Husain
1913 - 2011
RED LANDSCAPE
signed, inscribed and dated '64 on the reverse
oil on canvas
92.7 by 92.7 cm, 36 1/2  by 36 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Europe
Sotheby's New York, March 19, 2013, lot 26
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

London, Asia House, M. F. Husain: Early Masterpieces 1950s - 70s, 10 May - 5 August 2006, cat. no. 12, illustrated in colour
Providence, Brown University, M. F. Husain: Early Masterpieces 1950s - 70s, 5 February - 26 March 2010, n.p., illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"Color is a very significant element in Indian painting... color is not light but a symbol of certain emotions... a certain mood."
Maqbool Fida Husain ("Introduction" (by Chester Herwitz) to Passage Into Human Space, p. IV).

Maqbool Fida Husain is one of India's most influential artists who had redefined art to a great extent. In 1959, Husain was given a Rockefeller scholarship to study in New York. He was exposed to the works of Abstract Expressionists such as Mark Rothko. Red Landscape, inspired by Husain's frequent trips to Rajasthan during the early 1960s, is influenced by Rothko's use of colour and composition. Colour was an important factor in the artist's paintings. In Red Landscape, the field is divided into horizontal sections of flat colour surrounded by a bare canvas border. The palette successfully combines elements of Rothko's colour techniques with that of the Indian miniature painting tradition. The Rajput miniatures that so greatly influenced Raza have also inspired Husain in this painting.

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