SYED HAIDER RAZA (b. India 1922)
SYED HAIDER RAZA (b. India 1922)

Shanti Bindu

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SYED HAIDER RAZA (b. India 1922)
Shanti Bindu
signed and dated lower right: RAZA '05; signed, dated and inscribed on reverse: RAZA 2005 100 x 100 cm "Shanti Bindu" Acrylic on canvas (Shanti Bindu in Hindi); and marked with 2 monograms
acrylic on canvas
39 x 39 in. (99 x 99 cm.)

Lot Essay

After a more than two-decade long engagement with the black Bindu as a single meditative form of concentrated energy, Raza first conceived of the white Bindu in a work entitled, Param Bindu, painted in 1989. For Raza, this was a gradual movement towards the purity of form emanating from a more austere palette. Of this search, Raza states, "Now I am conceiving the Bindu in white, as I had seen it recently inscribed on the forehead of a woman in India. Distilled in clarity, pure and luminous, this will be Shanti Bindu." (G. Sen, Bindu: Space and Time in Raza's Vision, New Delhi, 1997, p.129.)

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