Lot 57 | Auction XIX

LOT 57

B. Kuala Lumpur, 1949

Dancers, 2008

Signed and dated “Bhanu 08” on lower right

Ink on paper

36 x 26 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 800 – RM 1,600

This sketch is a catalogue of the various parts of the female body. Despite it being shadowy and almost indistinct, Bhanu highlights the different areas of the female body – the face, the arms, the hands and others, and it is detailed exploration and insight to the natural body. This piece, despite the simplicity that comes with, is testament to his prowess as an artist.

Bhanu Achan was initially sent to India to study medicine, where he began to delve further into the teachings of Hinduism, yoga, dharma and karma. This spiritual side is ever-present in his paintings. His career has spanned for about forty years and and his artworks have been part of the National Art Gallery’s collection.