Lot 50
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GOPAL S. ADIVREKAR | Mysteryscape

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
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Description

  • Mysteryscape¬†
  • Signed and dated 'Adivrekar 71' lower right and further signed and titled 'G.S ADIVREKAR / MYSTRY SCAPE (sic)' on reverse 
  • Mixed media on canvas 
  • 36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.)
  • Painted in 1971

Provenance

Acquired in Bombay circa 1970s

Condition

There is craquelere, notably in the blue background. Minute spots of loss with lift to pigment in the top left quadrant. There is loss to the rope in along both edge in the top half. This work is in overall good condition, as viewed. The artist has been known to use marble dust, zinc powder, rope and other mixed media to add texture and layers.
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Catalogue Note

The current painting draws upon the beautiful coastal landscape of his hometown. This abstract work depicts a scene of palpable mysticism which speaks to the artist’s devotion to his birthplace; the poetic blend of fields of indigo hues creates an unforgettable and powerful image of nature in abstraction, portraying a moon rising over an indigo sea, its reflection reverberating in soft, white turfs, and black rocks glimmering in the moonlight.