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MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (1915-2011) "HORSES OF THE SUN" SIGNED BOTTOM RIGHT & DATED 98, WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER

Size: 21.5 x 14.5 inches

Provenance:

Acquired directly from the artist, property of a British Gentleman, thence by descent

Footnotes:

Maqbool Fida Husain, an illustrious figure in Indian art, was born in 1915 in
Pandharpur, Maharashtra, leaving an indelible mark on the country's cultural landscape. A
luminary and co-founder of the Progressive Artists Group in 1947, Husain played a pivotal
role in shaping the trajectory of modern art in India. His canvases, pulsating with life, were a
dynamic convergence of traditional Indian motifs, mythological themes, and contemporary
societal reflections.Husain's oeuvre, marked by vivid hues and bold strokes, achieved global
recognition for its compelling fusion of traditional aesthetics with modern sensibilities.
However, his later years were overshadowed by controversy and political censure, leading to
a self-imposed exile from his homeland. Despite the challenges, his artistic legacy endures,
sparking conversations on the intricate interplay between art, culture, and societal norms in
India.His paintings, resonant with symbolism and cultural narratives, continue to captivate
audiences worldwide. M.F. Husain's artistic journey, from the founding of the Progressive
Artists Group to the complexities of his later life, remains an integral part of Indian artistic
narrative. His demise in 2011 marked the end of a chapter in Indian art, leaving behind a
legacy that transcends boundaries and continues to provoke thought and dialogue in the
global artistic community.

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£2,000 - £3,000

MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN (1915-2011) "HORSES OF THE SUN" SIGNED BOTTOM RIGHT & DATED 98, WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER

Size: 21.5 x 14.5 inches

Provenance:

Acquired directly from the artist, property of a British Gentleman, thence by descent

Footnotes:

Maqbool Fida Husain, an illustrious figure in Indian art, was born in 1915 in
Pandharpur, Maharashtra, leaving an indelible mark on the country's cultural landscape. A
luminary and co-founder of the Progressive Artists Group in 1947, Husain played a pivotal
role in shaping the trajectory of modern art in India. His canvases, pulsating with life, were a
dynamic convergence of traditional Indian motifs, mythological themes, and contemporary
societal reflections.Husain's oeuvre, marked by vivid hues and bold strokes, achieved global
recognition for its compelling fusion of traditional aesthetics with modern sensibilities.
However, his later years were overshadowed by controversy and political censure, leading to
a self-imposed exile from his homeland. Despite the challenges, his artistic legacy endures,
sparking conversations on the intricate interplay between art, culture, and societal norms in
India.His paintings, resonant with symbolism and cultural narratives, continue to captivate
audiences worldwide. M.F. Husain's artistic journey, from the founding of the Progressive
Artists Group to the complexities of his later life, remains an integral part of Indian artistic
narrative. His demise in 2011 marked the end of a chapter in Indian art, leaving behind a
legacy that transcends boundaries and continues to provoke thought and dialogue in the
global artistic community.

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