Lot#10 || M.F. Husain (1915 - 2011)
UNTITLED (Red and black vase)
Oil on paper pasted on canvas
Signed lower right
51.00 x 28.00 in
₹ 15,00,000 -
Originally acquired from Dhoomimal Art Gallery
M.F. Husain was an Indian modern master and one of the founding members of the Progressive Artists’ Group. His artistic oeuvre surpassed the critical limitations of academic art and public opinion. Husain was known to execute bold narrative and vivid paintings that harmonised design and colour in a modified Cubist style. He studied calligraphy before moving to Mumbai where he would paint cinema posters and design toys to sustain himself. Post his humble beginning as a billboard painter, his artistic evolution comprised themes that blended folk and mythological art. He would portray striking contemporary art forms.