Prabhakar Barwe: Cloud and Clock

Prabhakar Barwe studied art at Sir J. J. School of Art, Bombay. His fascination with the abstract form, drawn from the style and the concepts of Bauhaus, is reflected in his early watercolors and later works with floating motifs on a transparent surface.

Barwe rejected both the British academic tradition-dictated artistic models in Indian figurative art and the Indian miniature form to evolve a universal, abstract visual language that explored inward spaces and transient realities.


Prabhakar Barwe (1936 -1995)

The Cloud and the clock

Watercolor on paper

12 X 19 in. 

Estimate: 3,00,000 - 5,00,000 INR

Signed lower right

Provenance: Private Collection

Prabhakar Barwe (1936 -1995)

The Pot / Untitled

Ink and pastel on paper / Pencil and ink on paper

6.6 x 8.6 in. / 7 x 10 in

Estimate: 2,00,000 - 3,00,000 INR

Signed lower right

Provenance: Private Collection

Coming up in Prinseps Spring Auction 24 - 25 April 2019

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