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Lot 62
Madhavi Parekh | Christ, 2015

Date of Birth: 1942

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 48 x 39 inches, 122 x 99 cms

Signed by: Signed and dated in Devnagari ‘Madhavi 15’ on lower left

Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi. Acquired from Gallery Veda, Chennai.

Estimate: ₹ 6,00,000 - ₹ 8,00,000


Her paintings often are manifestations of her daily artistic rituals that were a part of her family tradition such as floor designs of rangoli. Profoundly inspired by her artist husband Manu Parekh and other artists like Paul Klee and Miro, Madahvi began to paint in 1964. In Madhavi Parekh’s paintings, one notices the vital role played by the artist’s imagination and her deliberate decision to invest the imagery of floor designs practised by women of Hindu households while undertaking festive rituals with realism. She tries to reinterpret these symbols and imagery in her personal artistic styles using imaginary characters in figurative and abstracted forms in her compositions. In most of her works, she uses the settings of Kalamkari and Pichwai enshrining the main character of the composition in the middle and fills the minor or secondary ones in the border. Madhavi Parekh lives and works in New Delhi.