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  • Design Credit: Elizabeth Roberts Architec̦ture & Design, Photo Credit: Dustin Aksland. Dimensions: H 51 in. x W 56 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 51 in. x W 56 in.
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R B Bhaskaran
Modern Indian Art, Madras, Life cycle, canvas Painting, Abstract, Red, India

1996

$25,000

About the Item

Part of the history of Modern Art in India, this striking published painting is by noted seminal artist R B Bhaskaran. The artist’s work plays with the genre of abstraction, spanning the period of Modern to the Contemporary in Indian Art. In this 1996 painting on canvas, Bhaskaran plays with both landscape and slightly surreal still life forms and his exquisite use of colour and the formal elements toy with a sense of place and of history. Modern and Contemporary Artwork from India is now International in its collecting base. Leading artist’s such as R B Bhaskaran have always operated on a global platform. Born in 1942 in Madras, India, his art was an important part of the exciting explosion of Modern Art which began in India the 1960’s. Bhaskaran moved between India, the US and the UK working and learning with some of the best. Provenance: Coming directly from the artist’s studio, we are delighted to be bringing this work to the market. The painting comes with a Certificate from the Gallery. Condition and framing. The work is titled 'Lifecycle' and was made in 1996. The image size is 45 inches by 50 inches unframed and 51 inches by 56 inches with frame. The painting is acrylic on canvas and is overall in good condition. R B Bhaskaran ( 1942 - ) Paintings by leading Indian artist R B Bhaskaran, often large-scale and vibrant, use a stripped-down imagery that celebrates form, colour and ground. Only the best artists make a success from such simplicity. They capture our imagination and draw us into the work. These paintings allow us to explore an intangibility of thoughts, feelings, and fleeting private moments. Bhaskaran’s paintings are great artworks and great art often teaches us something about ourselves Just like his contemporary, Howard Hodgkin, Bhaskaran’s paintings are distinctive. The brushstrokes and limited palette of strong colours point us straight to the artist and the spontaneity of his forms. Whilst his images may appear to be simple in their choice of objects and shapes they are anything but, which is why they hold our attention and draw us in. Each work, peppered with mark-making, lines, dots, and colour spots, creates paths that expands the narratives the paintings offer. We see plants, trees and animals, pots and vases, people and cats. In Bhaskaran’s hands these forms become timeless images that confront us, commanding attention, yet allowing us to drift, explore and simply enjoy the raw energy. Ultimately these are great paintings to live with. They have a weight to them, a quality that comes from a great painter who is an acknowledged master of his craft and a leading proponent of the Modern and Contemporary Indian Art movement. R B Bhaskaran trained at The Government College of Arts and Crafts, in what was then Madras, today Chennai, India. He obtained his Masters in the UK and from 1970-80 expanded his practice at The Smithsonian in the USA. Bhaskaran has held prestigious positions within the Art World in India including as Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi in Delhi between 2002-2007. His work is held in major Public and Private Collections worldwide and he exhibited widely. Bhaskaran continues to live and work in Chennai, South India. Please contact us for more information. Bit back: Art educates us about ourselves. Art 1821 is pleased to sponsor the eduction of a child in India from the proceeds of the sale of this artwork. Please contact us if you would like more information about the registered Charity we support
  • Creator:
    R B Bhaskaran (1942, Indian)
  • Creation Year:
    1996
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 51 in (129.54 cm)Width: 56 in (142.24 cm)
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  • Condition:
    From the artists studio, this painting is in excellent condition with no rips or tears to the canvas.
  • Gallery Location:
    La Chapelle Aubareil, FR
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: Bhaskaran C81stDibs: LU167029448252

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