Cityscapes | 1st to 31st May 2013

'Cityscapes' is urban equivalent of Landscapes. Depicting city scenes has been existing in paintings since Roman Ages to Midlle Ages but they were merely used as background scenes for portraits. Later on post 1..  read more




Title: A Majestic City I
Lot no: 62869
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 46.5X39
Price: INR 2,55,000 / $5,194
Title: A Majestic City II
Lot no: 62870
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 46X34.5
Price: INR 2,16,000 / $4,400
Title: The Poetry Of Benares ..
Lot no: 62871
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 60X40
Price: INR 3,26,000 / $6,641
Title: A Majestic City III
Lot no: 62872
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 47X35
Price: INR 2,23,000 / $4,543
Title: Kolkata Rhythm 2
Lot no: 62873
Medium: Acrylic & Wa..
Size (inches): 46X39
Price: INR 2,55,000 / $5,194
Title: Kolkata Rhythm 3
Lot no: 62875
Medium: Acrylic & Wa..
Size (inches): 46X34.5
Price: INR 2,16,000 / $4,400
Title: Kolkata Rhythm 4
Lot no: 62876
Medium: Acrylic & Wa..
Size (inches): 47X35
Price: INR 2,23,000 / $4,543
Title: Kolkata Rhythm 5
Lot no: 62877
Medium: Acrylic & Wa..
Size (inches): 48X40
Price: INR 2,55,000 / $5,194
Title: Foggy Morning
Lot no: 62849
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 15X11
Price: INR 12,000 / $0
Title: Kolkata
Lot no: 62850
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 30X22
Price: INR 28,000 / $570
Title: Morning Light
Lot no: 62851
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 15X11
Price: INR 12,000 / $244
Title: Rainy Day
Lot no: 62852
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 15X11
Price: INR 12,000 / $244
Title: Foggy Morning
Lot no: 62853
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 15X11
Price: INR 12,000 / $244
Title: Kolkata
Lot no: 62854
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 30X22
Price: INR 28,000 / $570
Title: Morning Light
Lot no: 62855
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 15X11
Price: INR 12,000 / $244
Title: Rainy Day
Lot no: 62856
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 13X11
Price: INR 12,000 / $244
Title: Rainy Day
Lot no: 62884
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 15X11
Price: INR 12,000 / $244
Title: Silence
Lot no: 62858
Medium: Watercolor o..
Size (inches): 22X30
Price: INR 28,000 / $570
Title: Golden Night
Lot no: 62859
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 30X36
Price: INR 40,000 / $815
Title: Red Composition 1
Lot no: 62860
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 24X36
Price: INR 30,000 / $611
Title: Night Ride 1
Lot no: 62861
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 30X36
Price: INR 40,000 / $815
Title: Monsoon 1
Lot no: 62862
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 18X48
Price: INR 35,000 / $713
Title: Red Composition 2
Lot no: 62863
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 18X48
Price: INR 35,000 / $713
Title: The Blue Moon
Lot no: 62864
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 48X60
Price: INR 1,00,000 / $0
Title: Monsoon in Pune
Lot no: 62865
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 24X42
Price: INR 38,000 / $774
Title: The Blue Night
Lot no: 62866
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 24X36
Price: INR 30,000 / $611
Title: Ghat
Lot no: 62867
Medium: Charcoal & A..
Size (inches): 26X17
Price: INR 18,000 / $367
Title: Red Composition 3
Lot no: 62868
Medium: Acrylic on C..
Size (inches): 36X48
Price: INR 60,000 / $1,222

Cityscapes
'Cityscapes' is urban equivalent of Landscapes. Depicting city scenes has been existing in paintings since Roman Ages to Midlle Ages but they were merely used as background scenes for portraits. Later on post 16th century they were functioned for documentation purpose. The physical aspects of the city were taken down in birds eye view on the two dimensional space. The prominence of Cityscapes as a theme started appearing from 19th century. IndianArtCollectors in its current exhibition is intending to highlight the works of three such talented artists who has a common interest and admiration towards 'Cityscapes' in their paintings.

Dilip Chaudhury like a true artist has carved a niche for himself by creating some marvellous cityscapes of abundant beauty and character. Using fine nuances of colour, light and shades, besides a strong sense of perspective, Dilip has executed truly riveting canvases, each of which has a unique story to narrate. They are not flat, architectural depictions but have grandeur, movement, people and therefore, life infused into them. His latest works captures, with skilled brush-strokes, the charm and character of Kolkata, which are constantly reinventing themselves, without losing out on their original essence of character. These are real portraits of a city, pulsating with action, mirroring its strengths and weaknesses in a poetic language. The city of Kolkata is depicted with a profusion of monsoons, abundant populace and heritage structures. Sometimes Dilip Chaudhury uses his imagination to highlight a simple Rickshaw puller and makes stylistic compositions from unusual angles, which succeed in enthralling the viewer.

Jiaur Rahman, a well known water-colourists has a delightful renderings of nature. He has wonderfully captured the cityscapes, aiming to portray scenes that are characteristic of Kolkata. His works represent his close association with Bengal. Aiming to portray scenes that are characteristic of Kolkata, we can see a keen desire to immortalize the beauty through his works. Rahman’s watercolours posses a misty, almost rain-washed, and an endearing quality. After giving his first solo in Ahmedabad in 2001. Since then, he has credited to his name seven solo shows. His works have been featured in several group shows. He has bagged some prestigious awards like the Camlin Art Foundation Award, Kolkata in 2002, and the Nokia Asia Pacific International Arts Award, New Delhi in 2001.

Beginning his journey with landscapes and portraits, Somnath Bothe turns towards cityscapes at later stage. His close relationship with village during his childhood days was reflected in his early paintings, which disappeared when he started understanding the new sensitivities of city-life. The blend of these different environments and cultures started flowing in his paintings. They were subdued and quiet in nature. Whereas his colour schemes are modern and flashy. The subjects of his paintings constitutes the fusion of rainy season and historical places. The usage of bright, vibrant colours reflects his intentions of depicting nostalgic past.

We are sure you must have noticed how each artist has executed the sublime moody cityscapes using varied techniques and individualistic skills. Resulting their paintings to be highly atmospheric with urban streets.


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