Art and Artists in the Twentieth Century

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 14 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
"BHISHMA - 10TH DAY KURUKSHETRA" / Mahabharata
Painted by: M F Husain - 1988

Print, one of a portfolio of eleven: "MAHABHARATA". Numbered, signed. Ink and watercolour on paper.

The Surya Siddhanta defines Uttar?ya?a or Uttarayan as the period between the Makara Sankranti (which currently occurs... Read More
 12 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Jamini Roy (India, 1887-1972)
Brahmin Bull
tempera on card, signed lower right, gallery label on backboard, framed

Source: Bonhams Read More
 21 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
-- Pablo Picasso Read More
 30 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Bride’s Toilet - 1937
By Amrita Sher-Gil
Oil on Canvas

Source: National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi Read More
 30 Jan 2016 Article/Essay
Article:
Rare Amrita Sher-Gil portrait sells for record $2.92 million
The Hindu - March 20, 2015

A self-portrait by the artist has sold for $2.92 million in Sotheby’s New York auction, setting a new record for an Indian woman artist.

A rare self-portrait by Amrita Sher-Gil has sold for $2.92 m... Read More
 30 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Contemporary Paintings of India
Published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Department of Tourism, Government of India - 1950

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1WTn283

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1nutgi3 Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Musafir
By Deviprasad Roychowdhury

Deviprasad Roychowdhury, (1899-1975 AD) artist. Born in Rangpur on 14 October 1899, he had his early education at home. He started learning painting at the feet of Italian painter Boiess. Later he abandoned European technique and style and became a disciple of... Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Palace Doll
By Deviprasad Roychowdhury

Deviprasad Roychowdhury, (1899-1975 AD) artist. Born in Rangpur on 14 October 1899, he had his early education at home. He started learning painting at the feet of Italian painter Boiess. Later he abandoned European technique and style and became a disciple... Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
The Death Messenger
By Deviprasad Roychowdhury

Deviprasad Roychowdhury, (1899-1975 AD) artist. Born in Rangpur on 14 October 1899, he had his early education at home. He started learning painting at the feet of Italian painter Boiess. Later he abandoned European technique and style and became a... Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Arjuna as a Victor
Abdur Rahman Chughtai
Watercolor on paper

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered today as possibly the most distinguished Pakistani artist of the 20th century. His work draws from a shared South Asian cultural heritage, and he was one of the few Pakistani artists to be recognize... Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)
Untitled (Hasrat stare), circa 1960
Watercolor on paper; signed in Urdu lower right.

Chughtai believed that it was the duty of the artist to rise above prejudice in the creation of an art that celebrates inclusive and universal tradition. According to ... Read More
 3 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Radha and Krishna
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)
Watercolour on paper

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered today as possibly the most distinguished Pakistani artist of the 20th century. His work draws from a shared South Asian cultural heritage, and he was one of the few Pakistani... Read More
 3 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Love for Krishna
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)
Watercolour on paper

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered today as possibly the most distinguished Pakistani artist of the 20th century. His work draws from a shared South Asian cultural heritage, and he was one of the few Pakistani ... Read More
 3 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Hiraman Tota
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)
Watercolour on paper

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered today as possibly the most distinguished Pakistani artist of the 20th century. His work draws from a shared South Asian cultural heritage, and he was one of the few Pakistani arti... Read More
 3 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Radhika
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)
Watercolour on paper

Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897–1975) was a painter and intellectual from Pakistan, who created his own unique, distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions.... Read More
 2 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Untitled (Radha and Krishna)
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)

Watercolour on paper
Signed in Urdu lower left, stamped on reverse

Although given the accolade of the national artist of Pakistan, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, created works of a shared national identity more reflective of a... Read More
 2 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Rama in Seeta Swayamwar
By Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Born 1894; died 1975)

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered today as possibly the most distinguished Pakistani artist of the 20th century. His work draws from a shared South Asian cultural heritage, and he was one of the few Pakistani artists to be... Read More
 16 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Buddha on the threshold of renunciation
By Nandalal Bose

Illustration from the book:
Footfalls of Indian history
By The Sister Nivedita (aka Margaret E. Noble)
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1915 Read More
 16 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Buddha and the lame kid
By Nandalal Bose

Illustration from the book:

Footfalls of Indian history
By The Sister Nivedita (aka Margaret E. Noble)
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1915 Read More
 16 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Untitled (Bull Handler - Haripura Poster)
By Nandalal Bose (1882-1966)
Tempera on paper

Haripura posters celebrate the Indian rural life and culture sharing a vibrant earthy color palette and bold, energetic lines with a vividly modernist graphic quality. A sweeping look at the available images ... Read More