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Painting

Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Sri Lanka (made)

  • Date:

    1982-1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Peries, Ivan, born 1904 - died 1988 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in acrylic on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.53-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Ivan Peries was born in Sri Lanka in 1931. Peries' work has largely grown out of his preoccupation with the idealisation of the Ceylonese landscape. The artist was part of the 43 Group, an art group which took inspiration from international art movements based in Paris and London as well as Santiniketan. Members of the group included painters George Keyt and Richard Gabriel. The 43 Group artists were able to create a more secular painting tradition than the one supported by the Ceylon Society of Arts. The artist died in 1969.

In this static and somewhat 'religiously quiet' painting we see the silhouttes of two figures seated on the ground, facing towards each other. The figure on the left in yellowish robe, that on the right brown and blue. The two figures are highly stylized and are set against a pale bluish ground. The scene is framed by a heavily blotted brown border.

Physical description

Painting, in acrylic on paper, two saints; silhouttes of two seated figures seated on the ground, facing towards each other. The figure on the left in yellowish robe, that on the right brown and blue. Set against a pale bluish ground and framed in a heavily blotted bown border.

Place of Origin

Sri Lanka (made)

Date

1982-1984 (made)

Artist/maker

Peries, Ivan, born 1904 - died 1988 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in acrylic on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Ip'
Signed in ball-point pen upper left

'82'
dated upper right

Dimensions

Height: 20.8 cm, Width: 29.6 cm

Object history note

Purchased from artist. Rp 85/536

Descriptive line

Painting, two seated saints, by Ivan Peries, painting, acrylic on paper, Sri Lanka, 1982-1984

Materials

Paint; Acrylic; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Saint

Categories

Paintings; Christianity; Religion; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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