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Pastel on paper
Dimensions of 15*11 inches
Akbar Padamsee, a master, in his 90s with boundless creative energy, is one of the top contemporary artists of India. Born in 1928 in an affluent Muslim family of Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, he went to Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai to study Diploma in Painting. In 1951, hewent to Paris and started painting for Atelier 17, a studio of Surrealistic artist Stanley Hayter. He soon held his first show at Galerie Saint Placide in 1952. He had his very first solo show in Jehangir Art Galleryin 1954. He is a close associate of Progressive Artists Group (PAG). After seeking an insight into the art outside India through learning, working and associating with several organizations abroad, he came back to his home country in 1967. His work usually revolves around monochromatic heads and nudes or vibrant and colourful landscapes His inspiration behind introducing sun and moon in bright and bold metascapes has originated from an introductory stanza in Kalidasa’s Abhijnanashakuntalam, informs the master. He is not only skilled in creating sublime paintings, drawings and metal or clay sculptures, but he has mastered the art of photography, films, printmaking and computer graphics. He is a recipient of Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman for his contribution towards art. Akbar Padamsee paintings Online India.
Akbar Padamsee was not just an artist but a dreamer and an alchemist who experimented with shapes, sizes, forms, volume and colours with mere brushstroke, digital art or photography. Yet, he was deeply mindful of every creation and the process it takes to create a masterpiece. He was one of the first modern contemporary artists who provided thrust to the modernist art movement in India. His work was passionately influenced by form, volume, space, time and color. He is very conscious of every contemplation and articulation of thoughts and ideas.
Pastel on paper with the dimensions of 15*11 inches
|15 × 11 in
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