Lot#33 || F.N. Souza (1924 - 2002)
UNTITLED (Priest at Altar) (1966)

Oil and marker on cloth
Signed and dated 'Souza 1966' center right
50.00 x 32.00 in

Estimate   90,00,000 - ₹ 1,30,00,000

Sotheby's Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art
Souza’s signature style was a coalescence of Western and Eastern techniques and motifs. He derived his artistic language from his fascination with temple sculptures, Catholicism alongside African tribal art, and European modernism. Souza’s obsession with the visual culture of Catholicism stemmed from his childhood days in Goa. His body of work hence also comprises an array of paintings portraying religious iconography with compelling paintings of Christ. Souza’s body of work revealed his constant dwelling on religion; a theme he revisited throughout his oeuvre stemming from his strict Roman Catholic upbringing and his anti-clerical stand on the Church.
Atlanta Georgia Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Goddess Lion Peasant Priest 15 March - 15 May 2011
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