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Mother and Child - IX ( A Tribute to Mother Teresa)
Title Mother and Child - IX ( A Tribute to Mother Teresa)
Accession Number acc-no-04118
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Graphic Art
Main Material Lithograph
Main Artist M.F. Husain
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1915 - 2011
Country India
Dimensions 56 cm x 43 cm
Brief Description "The mother Teressa series (1979) was most important in the way it was conceived for it went back about 15 years when I was working on the church with Charles Correa with the stained glass effect dedicated tro Cimabue. I was deeply influenced by Byzantine art, relationships of Araperies robes, the folds very much stick in me, So when I thought of expressing Mother Teressa, these ideas came to my mind,. The mother theme was very deep rooted for me, given my own loss at an early age." The contradiction and inconsistencies of our civilization are revealed pictorially by the juxtaposition of masses of colour, and a complex symbolism which is a synthesis of traditional and modern mythology. The amorphous colours and complex masses of Hussain's earlier pictures have undergone a rigorous discipline resulting in simplicity. It is a development which springs from a recognition of the materials he uses.