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Oil on canvas
50 x 25 in. (127 x 63.5 cm.)
Signed in Devanagari and dated '69' lower left
'There is a visionary link between his paintings and his stories. Both are characterized by an asceticism of form. If there are no extravagant lines in his drawings, there are no melodramatic gestures in his stories. The melancholic stillness that settles over his city landscape is analogous to the arid silence that separates the characters he creates. The severe beauty of colors in his sketchbooks finds its equivalent in the sad cadence of sentence in his writing. His landscapes are remote, alien, threatening; his stories are sad, troubled and brooding.' (Alok Bhalla, Introductory Essay, The Sea and Other stories by Ram Kumar, Shimla, 1997, p. ix)
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The colours of the original are less saturated, especially the rust, than the catalogue illustration. Minor abrasion in the upper right corner. Very fine craquelure in the light green area in the lower centre with associated spots ofretouching. Further scattered areas of retouching especially within the dark green background of lower half of painting. Overall fair condition.
About The Artist:
RAM KUMAR (1924 - 2018)