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to  already  had  degree,  certain  a  to  Raza,  H  S  his  on  based  territory  visual  his synthesised  to  that  more  lot  a  was  there  Yet, academia. formative  there  him  for necessary  became  It experience.  to  had  he  western  in grounding thorough  a  get  to  and  understand  to  French; predominately modernism,  in  the  were  what  and  stake  at  were  ideas  what  the  With inceptions.  their  for  gnosis inspiring  My  thus  was  Raza  France,  in  received  he education  leave  works.  his  for  context modernist  a  create  to  able France was to make a strong impression
              had  or  family,  house  passed  taken.  to  Delhi  in  is  It  diminished  he  conceive  Raza’s  figures.  of
              family  India  in  side  one  my  for  tragedy  my  father  be  decided  and  stay,  Kulkarni.  not  turmoil,  H  S  wherewith  stray  time

              Raza’s  stay  to  ‘On  history  of  those  in  died  1948,  to  had  sister,  Damoh,  unbearable’. 8  have  may  to  chose  teacher  could  I  in  fecund.  1947,  few  a  the


              violence,  whether  recounted:  personal  were  mother  in  year,  decision  my  in  climate  become  parents  He  his  by  India].  embroiled  was  period  in  place  contained  by



              of  decision  As  1948  to  my  next  Painful  and  them,  the  had  his  of  Pakistan.  after  [in  here  was  life  that  took  that  disappeared  Janine, 8.75 x 7 in, Oil on board, 1959
              background  difficult  Raza Pakistan.  tragedy.  1947  1947  July  the  in  of  four  because  brother,  loss  the  to  go  to  looked  [are]  personal  during  exhibition  landscapes





              this  the  to  national  of  years  In  early  Mandala.  in  all  Pakistan  eldest  that  desire  and  roots  “My  leaving my country.” 9  his  journey  solo  figures  à
              Against  make  move  a  was  these  separation.  Bombay;  away  brothers,  for  my  for  reflect  to  Raza’s  protected  said,  While  artistic  first  displayed  These  met  his  10  fact  the  by  8



                                                                                      also  French  exhibited  Abdullah’s  Cartier-  should  Cézanne.”  Cartier-Bresson  French  Picasso—that  Alliance  weren’t  the  inspired  paintings  couldn’t.  strokes  other  by
                                                                                      he          when  you   at   the  artists  Despite  criticized  his  or  violent
                                                                                      year  acclaimed  had  Sheikh  trip  but  Study  at  at.  being T agore had never trained in  that  didn’t  paintings

                                                                                      same  the  Raza  of  this  gifted,  with  ook  l  Gauguin,  French  western  looking  manifesto  to  rich,

                                                                                      The      invitation  during  are  paintings.  o  t  study  But  admitted  noted  writings  their  from
                                                                                      .     Kashmir.  “You  interactions  was        had  his  with
                                                                                      shows  Cartier-Bresson,  in  the  on  was  It  him,  your  was  advice  modernism—Cézanne,  to  Raza  Bombay.  Raza  Progressives’  Raza  and  what  paintings  different  revivalist Swadeshi artists.

                                                                                      Progressives’  Henri  photographer  landscapes  government.  told  Bresson  construct  it  Perhaps  he  t  and  motivated  in  Française  ones  only  the  School,  Bengal  Rabindranath T agore. 11  arts  visual  conveyed  T agore’s  very  were




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