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Acrylic on canvas
33 7/8 x 48 in. (86 x 122 cm.)
Signed, dated and inscribed 'Ram Kumar 90 / 33 X 49' on reverse
'As by abandoning the human image in his figurative paintings, Ram Kumar wanted to universalize the condition of alienation, so also now by 'abstracting' the image of mountains, he released them from the fixed memory of his childhood and thus eternalised them as something which is part of nature. If Ram Kumar's abstractions still have a strange power to move us, it is because they are not built on denial or negation; they carry within them all the stains and bruises of the preceding periods, their sense of grief and solitude, but now they have been somehow transcended; lifted on a different plane they are also seen in a different light, where even the whites and greys have a kind of luminosity, which we have never seen in any of his earlier period.' (Nirmal Verma, 'From Solitude to Salvation',Ram Kumar: A Journey Within, New Delhi, 1996, p. 26)
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The colours of the original are similar to the catalogue illustration but theoriginal tones of brown and black are deeper and richer, and the tones of theblue are slightly lighter with a greater range of tonal contrasts in the originalthan the catalogue illustration. Minor spots at the top edge and top centre havebeen retouched. A further single spot at the extreme right edge has beenretouched. Overall good condition.
About The Artist:
RAM KUMAR (1924-2018)