Signed and dated in Telugu (upper right)
Inscribed in Telugu (upper right)
Acquired directly from the artist
Private collection, Dubai
K. Laxma Goud is a distinguished painter, printmaker, and draughtsman. He works with a variety of mediums including sculpture and glass painting, but he is most recognized for his graceful yet powerful line drawings, etchings, and watercolors.
By the late 1960s, Goud had developed a distinct style with finely chiseled, yet pliant lines and delicate washes of color that he used to depict man's interaction with nature. According to Goud, 'there is eroticism in nature itself." He explores man's connection to his environment and creates simple images reflecting an idyllic reality that is slowly being threatened by urbanization. His work depicts his keen eye for details reflecting on the indicative innocence and simplicity of rural life.
Like most of the artist’s work, the current lot is executed in a miniature format, in what is perhaps an attempt to create an intimate atmosphere. His rustic and raw portraits of men and women represent the dynamic Indian ethos rather than particular individual identities.