|Medium||Serigraph on paper|
|Publisher||Archer Graphic Studio, Ahmedabad|
|Colour||Printed in 37 colours|
Sayed Haider Raza was born in 1922, Babaria (Madhya Pradesh). After high school, he studied further at the Nagpur School of Art (1939-43), followed by Sir J. J. School of A... Read more
Limited Edition Serigraph printed in 37 colors on archival paper. This serigraph was published in an edition size of 100. This item will be shipped unframed, in a roll. The paper size is 60 x 85 inches, image size is 52 x 76.5 inches. The print is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
“I was inspired to conceive a painting which could be a letter to my mother country, India, revealing my experiences, discoveries and acquisitions. I hoped that the painting could be evidence that I was never cut off from my sources. The memories, conscious and subconscious, were ever present.”– Raza.
This work, done in 1981 suggests a blend of Raza’s two distinctive styles of paintings, one being his gestural brushwork, and other being his Abstractionism.
Here a large black bindu occupies the central space in this work, surrounded by volatile, vibrating colours as in medieval paintings from Rajasthan. Further, wide spectrum of warm colours, such as ochre yellow, saffron, burnt sienna, pale greens and greys, etc, are a collective narrative of the palette of India. It should also be noted that although Raza was interested in and knowledgeable about French poetry, the words of poetry from India are the only objects, verbal artefacts, which he allowed to exist in his works, like the words inscribed at the bottom left of this work.
Maa, laut kar jab aaunga, kya launga?