Art and Artists of the Twentieth Century

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 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
 4 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Hanuman
By M F Husain

One of a portfolio of eleven prints: "Hanuman".
Numbered, signed.
1990s

? Trustees of the British Museum Read More
 20 Apr 2014 Article/Essay
Essay:
Progressive Artists Group of Bombay: An Overview
The Spirit of Late 1940s and Early 1950s
By Ratan Parimoo and Nalini Bhagwat

Although the first exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group was held in 1949, in the then Bombay city, the group came formally into existence as early as 1947, ... Read More
 20 Apr 2014 Video
Video:
Legendary artist, S.H. Raza, on his famous 'Bindu' works, anecdotes from his early life, the relationship with his wife, how famous French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson changed his approach to art, and fellow artists M.F. Hussain and F.N. Souza. The great Indian artist opens up on Art... Read More
 20 Apr 2014 Article/Essay
The Progressive Artist's Group, Bombay:

Monsoon in Bombay, by Syed Haider Raza, watercolour on paper, Bombay, ca. 1947-1949

Painting, in watercolour on paper, depicting the Flora Fountain with surrounding buildings in central Bombay during the rainy season. The artist has applied the paint in ... Read More
 17 Apr 2014 Video
Tribute:
Kekoo Gandhy: Framing Modernism

As an arts ambassador, mentor and friend to artists across India, Kekoo Gandhy shared his passion for South Asian art with a worldwide audience through his influential framing business and gallery.

Watch this video:

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 11 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Krishna Hawlaji Ara (India, 1914-1985)
Trees

Oil on canvas, signed lower right, inscribed on backboard with date '69, label of Pundole Gallery, Bombay on reverse, framed.

Source: Bonhams Read More
 11 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury (India, 1899-1975)
An Inmate of the Harem

Pencil, pen and ink and watercolour with heightening in gold and white on paper laid down on board, signed centre right in Bengali.

'He [Chowdhury] did not attempt the emotional approach and peter out into sickly sentimentalit... Read More
 11 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Syed Haider Raza (India, b. 1922)
View overlooking a bay
watercolour on paper, signed lower left, framed
28 x 45 cm.

The view depicts Back Bay, Bombay, with Chowpatty Beach in the foreground, Back Bay Reclamation beyond, and Malabar Hill behind the viewer.

Source: Bonhams Read More
 11 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Syed Haider Raza (India, b. 1922)
Bombay Street Scene
watercolour on paper, signed and dated '49 lower left, framed

The view depicted is from the northern end of Colaba Causeway looking over S. P. Mukharji Chowk (formerly Wellington Circle) to the Prince of Wales Museum and up the start of the ... Read More
 6 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Heer waiting for Ranjha
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1968 lower left,
120 x 48.5cm (47 1/4 x 19 1/8in)

Provenance:
Private collection, Pakistan; gifted to the current owners by the Artist.

The story of Heer and her lover Ranjha is one of four old Punjabi folk tales of star-crossed lovers. ... Read More