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Painting - Untitled

Untitled

  • Object:

    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.51-1985

  • 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.

The painting depicts the compact silhouette of a seated figure. Its bulk extends on all sides thus touching the enclosing painted border. This painting is one of a large series of paintings (IS 50 to 53-1985) begun in 1982. The sense of continuity is preserved partly by inscribing all works '82' regardless of the actual date of execution. The subject is derived from a number of sources; in part from the saints of the Christian tradition, in part from figures observed in his native village and in part it represents the artist himself.

Physical description

Painting, in acrylic on paper, a compact silhouette of a seated figure. Its bulk extends on all sides to touch the enclosing painted border.

With IS 50 to 53-1985 one of a large series of paintings begun in 1982 and still in progress. The sense of continuity is preserved partly by inscribing all works '82' regardless of the actual date of execution. The subject is derived from a number of sources; in part from the saints of the Christian tradition, in part from figures observed in his native village and in part it represents the artist himself.

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: 29.5 cm, Width: 21 cm

Object history note

Purchased from artist. Rp 85/536
For further information on his technique and background of these works, see the report 'A Visit to Ivan Peries' on Rp 85/536

Historical context note

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.

Descriptive line

Painting, seated saint, 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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