Initialed in Devnagari (lower right)
Signed and dated in English (on the reverse)
Saffronart / Lot 12 / Modern & Contemporary Indian Art / Winter Online Auction / 8-9 December 2010
Private collection, Dubai
Badri Narayan's paintings are narrative, the title serves as the starting points from where one must unravel the complexities presented by the paintings, in order to interpret and understand them. Symbolism is a recurring feature of his works, though sometimes, he also uses popular folklore or icononography from Indian culture. He explains, "I have picked up the imagery that surrounds me, the one I am born into, and it comes naturally." Narayan draws heavily from Indian mythology and metaphors and acknowledges the influence of the Indian miniature tradition in his works. The artist believes in the two-dimensionality of painting, and prefers to work in a smaller format; one that he finds practical and well suited for the watercolours that have been his preferred medium for several years including the current picture.