• South Asian Modern+Contemporar auction at Christies

    Sale 2194

    South Asian Modern+Contemporary Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 539

    SYED HAIDER RAZA (B. 1922)

    Untitled

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    SYED HAIDER RAZA (B. 1922)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'Raza 63' (lower center)
    oil on board
    19½ x 23½ in. (45.5 x 59.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1963


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    This 1963 landscape soundly demonstrates Raza's perceptive rationalization on Post-Impressionism, and particularly Cézanne, via his use of structure and composition. Throughout the 1960s-70s, Raza's brushstroke develops an expressionistic style while his palette shifts into various moods of color and retains an almost symphonic or musical quality.