Lot#14 || Narayan Shridhar Bendre (1911 - 1992)
UNTITLED (Hillside / Gorge)
Oil on board
36.00 x 48.00 in
₹ 25,00,000 -
Born in 1910 in Indore, N. S. Bendre trained at the State Art School in Indore in 1929. Bendre’s early works can be described as impressionist and academic in style. Bendre is well known for founding the Baroda Group of artists in 1856 as well as founding the Lalit Kala Akademi in Delhi.
In 1936-37 during his service with the Visitors Bureau, Government of Kashmir, while travelling in Kashmir, Bendre had met with an accident - a steep fall from a 300-ft cliff. Escaping from the jaws of death the first consciousness that dawned on him were with the words 'My box, my box - can you find my paint box'. That 'paint' consciousness continued throughout his life. “Bendre thinks in Paint and breathes Paint” (Bendre, the Man and Artist, G.V.Chandwadkar, Bombay Chronical Weekly, March 5,1950)
This painting is clearly of one of these cliffs or hillsides.