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Krishnaji Howlaji Ara (1914 - 1985)

Lot 70: KRISHNAJI HOWLAJI ARA (1914 - 1985)


August 27, 2012
Mumbai, India

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KRISHNAJI HOWLAJI ARA (1914 - 1985) Carnation Watercolour on paper 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.8 cm.) Signed 'ARA' lower left and label on reverse says 'Artist; K H Ara/Title; Carnation./Cost Price; Rs 600/Purchased on 15/11/65' on reverse A prolific artist, Ara was constantly focused on still lives while his contemporaries explored other subjects. 'Ara's ceaseless experiments with bowls, fruits and vases with flowers were to develop a compositional syntax to which he lent a rugged buoyancy and an unremitting compassion. His singular achievement lay in coalescing these elements into a distinctive style which made an impact on the period.' (Y. Dalmia, The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives, Oxford University Press New Delhi, New Delhi, 2001. p 129.)

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Fine & Decorative Arts Sale

August 27, 2012, 7:00 PM IST

Mumbai, India