29.7 x 21.7 in. / 75.4 x 55.1 cm.
Watercolour on handmade paper
M. Senathipathi’s affiliation to the Madras Group lay in his artistic vocabulary as he created his own style, influenced by the geometric shapes of folk art. By the mid-Seventies, the artist was working exclusively with handmade paper; using the wetness of the paper and pressure from the brush to create textures and the stained-glass effect that enhanced the character of his work. The angular faces, as seen in this Untitled work, appear often in Senathipathi’s work, possibly referring to one of the many mythological themes from which he drew inspiration.
Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume VIII: Region and Identity (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 1497
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