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Title

Untitled (still life)


Artist

Krishnaji Howlaji Ara

India

1914 - 1985


About

Krishnaji Howalji Ara was a founding member of the Bombay Progressives Group and is regarded as one of the most intuitive of the modernists. His interest in still life began around the 1940s and continued through the 1950s. Yashodhara Dalmia says of Ara's still life paintings: "Ara's achievement lay in fusing a raw sensuality with a calculated structuring, thereby revitalizing the entire still life genre. He constantly experimented with paint to acquire what he describes as the 'honest expression of form'. There is a rough, uneven, jagged look to all his still life paintings, with minimal attention to details, which distinguishes his works from others."
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.


Details


Place where the work was made

India


Date

circa 1945


Media categories

Watercolour , Painting


Materials used

gouache on paper


Dimensions

54.5 x 74.9 cm sight; 67.7 x 88.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l. l. corner "Ara" in English.


Credit

Gift of Zenobia Boyce 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

244.2008


Artist information

Krishnaji Howlaji Ara

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
India