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    Sale 7585

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    11 June 2008, South Kensington

  • Lot 51

    SYED HAIDER RAZA (B. 1922)

    RAJPUT HOUSE

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    SYED HAIDER RAZA (B. 1922)
    RAJPUT HOUSE
    signed and dated 'Raza 66' (lower right); signed, titled and dated again 'Raza Rajput House P614 - '65' (on the reverse)
    oil on panel
    49¼ x 29½ in. (125 x 75 cm.)
    Painted in 1965 - 1966


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    During the 1960s, Raza's style painting style shifted from an Impressionistic brushstroke to a more fluid Expressionism following his visiting professorship at the University of California, Berkeley. The defined depictions of the French and Indian countryside became more fractured and abstracted as Raza experimented with a new mood-evoking style and palette. Rajput House, while not entirely representational, maintains strong Indian connotations in its palette with a composition influenced by the Rajasthani miniatures in the artist's personal collection.

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    Provenance

    Private collection, France