M. Reddeppa Naidu
36.0 x 48.0 in. / 91.4 x 121.9 cm.
Oil and ink on canvas
Within the tradition of the Madras Art Movement, words more so than numbers had configured as innovative appropriation of scripts by quite a few artists, among them M. Reddeppa Naidu. It allowed differentiation and distinction not only from within the group but also within the national milieu. Naidu integrates the script in this painting, a fable from Indian mythology, using it as a compositional device. Apart from the script, his rendering of various elements in the painting indicates a shift from traditional imagery to one of concept.
Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume VIII: Region and Identity (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 1481
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