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                 the
                                        artist’s personal life. As early as 1950, Raza had met
                                     the
                               Canada,
                       name
                    of
                            followed,
                         the
                                                her—he
                                              her
              and
                                                   own
                                           a
                                           shared
                    Raza
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                                     to
                                              found
              Critique
                 win
                                                   his
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                                     regards
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                       him
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                                                   in
                               UK,
                                                approach
                         Invitations
                    relieve
                 to
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                                  in
                                                   and,
                                           whom
                       made
                 artist
              la
                                  interested
                               the
                                              Beaux-Arts.
                                     with
              de
                            Paolo
                                                   clothes,
                    did
                               Germany,
                       and
              Prix
                 non-French
                                                to
                                           with
                         scene.
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                            Sao
                                                afraid
                    prize
                                                      words, “had a piteous face.”
                       worries
              the
                                  became
                                           Mongillat,
                                                   good
                            and
                                              des
              received
                         art
                                                too
                    The
                               Italy,
                                     also
                       financial
                            Venice
                                                   for
                         international
                                              École
                 first
                                                was
                                  also
                    prize.
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                                                   money
                               in
                                     was
              Raza
                                                but
                 the
                                  USA
                               galleries
                                              the
                            at
                       immediate
                                     prize
                            biennales
                                                beautiful,
                                              at
                                           artist
                    coveted
              1956
                 became
                                  the
                                                   no
                                              studio
                         the
                                     The
                               and
                                  and
                                                   had
                                           the
              In
                         in
                                                         7  talked  They  art.  over  bonded  Janine  and  Raza  working  their  and inspirations  their  about  from graduating  after  touch  in  kept  They methods.  relationship  their  years  the  over  and  École  the  that  seemed  it  Raza  to  but  intense,  more  became  financial  his  as  it  of  out  come  would  much  not  the However,  frigid.  and  astute  were  matters  much  that  was  Critique  la  de  Prix  of  winning  material  his improved  which  boon  needed The artist photographed in Paris  in  hand  Janine’s  ask  to  able  was  he  an
                                                         paper, 195  a
                                                         in, Oil on  into  But far  had  Indian  started  Cézanne,  after  canvas  Raza’s  tell  can  period—for  visual  his  in  memory  enhancing  obscurity:  the  of  into  fuse  as  space  further  until
                                                         21          thrown  do  Raza    the           new                          of  time,  colour
                                                         x                written—Raza  to  by  turpentine  on  whether  one  a  explored  a  glance  is  recesses  shadows  sense  a
                                                         Untitled  14.5  ,  is  “One  France  masters,  inspired  in  impression  tell  What  this  from  to  out  not  through  each  There  dark  and  the  at  another
                                                                     wrote,  had  George  in  not  the  from  was  He  brush  his  each  to  hard  is  similar.  paintings example Chapelle Bleue or Eglise, Calvaise-Breton  reaching  had  They were executed with the intent to capture the  though,  glances,  picture.  the  into  surfaces  convey  pigment  one  of  addition
                                                                     Soupault  was  “I  ,  Learning  landscapes.  dipped  that  so  It  one.  was  method  at  were  Raza  that  as  through  the  disappear  their  They  patch.  created  the the shape of an image was arrived at.
                                                                     Philipe Another critic, Waldemar George, writing in the late 50s stated ‘  thought”—as  stating  it.” 16  famously  stroke,  fresh  a  working  looking  they  that  territory  watercolours of India.  countryside  generated  grading  buildings  or  night,  dark  something  by delineated
                                                                     reviewer,  Indian  recorded  live  to  and  who  each  was  while  is  and  blue  one  10
                                                                     The  of  was  also  art,  —“constructing”—French
                                                                     positive.  “wellsprings  Raza  French
              were  and  they  their  context,  in  past  his  European  help  —  William  as well as  Eugene  In  Ucello.  show  and  were  the  from  things.  experience  painting
              landscapes  watercolour  mainland;  from  bearings  his  his  acknowledged  modernism  Hoffman,  like  group  first  Souza  show  the  refreshment  other  to  here  began
                 in  Indian  geographic giving them a sense of timelessness.  amalgamated  with  artists  Paulo  his  with Padamsee at the Galerie St. Placide.  to world unknown by these works.” 15  onto  and
              early  the  abstracted  found  He  Western  Hans  de Kooning, Mark Rothko;  and  held  along  reactions  moved  was  I  oils
              his  executed    he  he  experiences       he  1952         drawing  in                                                            Paysage, 24 x 24 in, Acrylic on canvas, 1965
              While  deftly  depicted  were  immediate  Once  France,  learnings.  from  Cézanne,  medieval  Queston  France,  in  Overall  from  already  miniatures!  working
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