A. M. Mali
20.2 x 34.0 in. / 51.3 x 86.4 cm.
Oil on canvas
It was A. M. Mali’s training under Abalall Rahiman that allowed him to paint landscapes with an intimacy, a wondrous fluidity, and a gentleness that was rare and uniquely his own. There is a strong possibility that he made this Untitled painting en plein air to capture the special quality of light on the horizon along with the perspective, volume and colour. Interestingly, many Indian artists at the time were painting outdoors, making watercolour landscapes on site or taking notes to finish the work in their respective studios.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizon (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), pp. 323-325
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