K. G. Subramanyan

Green Interior

Lot No
46
Medium
Gouache on board
Year
2006
Size
15 x 15
Estimate
Rs. 3,00,000 - 4,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 3,33,960

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed: Bottom Centre

Exhibited : Works by K.G. Subramanyan, travelling exhibition presented by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Kochi; Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, 2014

Provenance : Property is originally from a Swiss collector based in Mumbai

Condition : The work is in good condition and has never been restored

about artist

K. G. Subramanyan was born in the year 1924 is one of the pioneers of Indian modern art. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year 1912. K.G. Subramanyan is among the few artists who have explored the possibilities of modern art from a different perspective, giving new dimensions to the human figure by making them appear more as characters from various myths and traditional narratives, populating a composition quite the contrary. As an artist he is extraordinarily versatile, cherishing the facility to work in diverse media, sizes, and techniques over a stylistic conformity to a single medium, genre, size, technique, and manner of visualization. The artist gave the human figure a new dimension. Drawing upon the rich resources of myth, memory and tradition, Subramanyan tempers romanticism with wit and eroticism. He has received the Kalidas Samman in 198 1, the Padma Shree in 1975, a D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) from the Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta in 1992 and became a Fellow of Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi in 1993.