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AKBAR PADAMSEE (B. 1928)
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AKBAR PADAMSEE (B. 1928)

Bird in Landscape

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AKBAR PADAMSEE (B. 1928)
Bird in Landscape
Signed and dated 'PADAMSEE 64' upper right and inscribed 'exposition du 19 mai au 5 juin 1965 Galerie 9 - Paris Bird in landscape 1964' on a label on reverse
Oil on canvas
39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. (100 x 100 cm.)
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie 9, 19 May - 5 June 1965.

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While the application of paint and use of color bears strong resemblance to Padamsee's Metascapes, the distinguishing feature of this work is the presence of a bird within the abstract landscape. Padamsee has grappled with the issue of color versus form throughout the years. Where form dominated color in his earlier years, it is in the 1960s that the change to color over form is most noticeable. "Dual pulls of matter and spirit are always patent in his work... He sees his paintings as a bed of tensions created by 'the linear, the formal, the tonal, the chromatic' on which the form describes itself or 'remains in a fluid potential state.'" (Ella Datta, 'Akbar Padamsee', Art Heritage 8, New Delhi, 1988-1989, p. 40.)
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