F. N. SOUZA
32.7 x 34.7 in. / 83.1 x 88.1 cm.
Skulls are typically represented in Catholic churches as a reminder of our mortality, that this world is not our permanent home—memento mori in Latin, which means, ‘Remember, you must die.’ F. N. Souza’s still-life work invariably represents objects that are used in liturgical practice and this Untitled painting is a reminder of how his work in the genre belonged, as art critic and curator Geeta Kapur explains, ‘neither to the intimate comforts of a home nor to the glamour of the market-place’.
Navrasa: The Nine Emotions of Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2020), p. 180
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