Tyeb Mehta

Untitled (Mahishasura), Acrylic on canvas, 1996
Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2012.

The revered painter Tyeb Mehta spent the majority of his life contemplating the human condition; his subjects sometimes illustrating his disillusioned vision of the modern day world. Heavily inspired by ancient mythology and Hindu literature… Mehta fuses ancient imagery with simplicity of form, colour and line, resulting in powerfully modern works full of fresh vitality. Stylistic devices evident in the present work – such as the simultaneity of perspective and figures, the juxtaposition of linear and volumed representation, and varying frontal and profiled angles of vision…

via artdaily.org (Most important work by Tyeb Mehta from his groundbreaking Mahishasura series to lead Christie’s sale)

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