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    Sale 5362

    Christie's Interiors

    12 August 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    Ranjit Fernando (Sri Lankan, circa 1951)


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    Ranjit Fernando (Sri Lankan, circa 1951)
    signed and dated 'Fernando 51' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    22 x 30 in. (55.8 x 76.2 cm.)

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    A member of The '43 Group, Sri Lanka's most internationally renowned art movement. Combining a local sentiment with an international idiom Ranjit Fernando sought to realise the artistic potential of the ancient myths and legends of the Buddhists and the Hindus, which received little attention from most Westernized intellectuals.

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    with Harry Peiris


    Sri Lanka, Colombo Exhibition Centre, International exhibition of paintings, 1952