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    Sale 7585

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    11 June 2008, South Kensington

  • Lot 95

    Nataraj Sharma (b. 1958)

    The Aegean

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    Nataraj Sharma (b. 1958)
    The Aegean
    oil on canvas
    37 x 70 in. (94 x 177.8 cm.)
    Painted in 2007


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    Inspired by a visit to Greece, Nataraj Sharma painted The Aegean referring the Aegean Sea that is located between Greece and Turkey. "Over the past few years, I've had a growing interest in looking at landscape. There is something so sad and beautiful about being at a height and looking down at a vast horizon, still just a small section of this earth. Being distanced and away from people, being able to see a larger pattern, perhaps some sort of meaning, without getting caught up in details. I've always wanted to paint an enormous view of the earth, broken up into units not just for practical purposes, but also to make this vastness more comprehensible." (Nataraj Sharma in conversation with Peter Nagy, exhibition catalogue, iCON/India Contemporary, at the Venice Biennale 2005; Bose Pacia, New York, 2005 p. 59)

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    Literature

    Mapping Memories, Painted Travelogues, exhibition catalogue, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, 2008


    Exhibited

    New Delhi, Gallery Threshold, Mapping Memories, Painted Travelogues , 2008