20.5 x 15.2 in. / 52.1 x 38.6 cm.
Gouache and ink on paper
Prabhakar Barwe joined Sir J. J. School of Art in 1954 but by the time he graduated, he had already begun to move away from both British academic realism and Indian miniature tradition. Soon thereafter, the tantric-oriented abstract format of his paintings took a prominent place in his practice. This Untitled watercolour comes from the established phase of Barwe’s exploration of the abstract, evident through the fluidity with which the amorphous shapes fill up the picture plane. The seamless juxtaposition of blue, black, and grey, with just a hint of red, points to the command the artist had over colour congruity.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Prabhakar Barwe | Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2019), p. 41
|Art Artist Names Single||Prabhakar Barwe|