PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Oil on canvas
55 1/2 x 26 3/4 in. (141 x 58 cm.)
Signed and dated 'Souza 90' upper right
'Souza's landscapes seem to be driven by a cataclysmic force, which wreaks havoc. Most of these cityscapes following, at first, a simple rectilinear structure, which later, in the 1960s, gives way to an apocalyptic vision. The tumbling houses in their frenzied movement are also symbolic of all things falling apart, of the very root of things being shaken, of a world of the Holocaust and thalidomide babies.' (Yashodhara Dalmia, The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives, New Delhi, 2001, p. 93)
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The colours of the original are slightly brighter than the catalogue illustration. Scattered minor spots of consolidation with associated areas of retouching above the mountains in the sky which fluoresce under UV light. One minor spot of retouching beneath the date and two further minor spots, one on the extreme left edge and one on the centre of the lower edge. Overall good condition.
About The Artist:
FRANCIS NEWTON SOUZA (1924 - 2002)