A.P. SANTHANARAJ  (1932 - 2009)

Early Abstract Painter of South India

A formidable artist of the South Indian art movement, the Late Professor A.P. Santhanaraj has influenced major artists as one of the key practitioners of abstract-figuration in Madras after Independence.

 

THE ART OF A.P. SANTHANARAJ

Manuelpillai Fine Arts are proud to present a series of works by the Late Professor A.P. Santhanaraj, a prominent figure in the Madras School Movement after Indian Independence.

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'Kodimaram' (1998) by A.P. Santhanaraj, oil on card, 18 x 23 inches unframed, SANT0004

Kodimaram' literally means "flag pole." In a temple, this is placed between the Rajagopuram and the Sanctum sanctorum. It is made of wood, cladded with brass and with or without gold coating. In this stunning oil pastel painting, the pole stands central in the work shedding light outward amongst the un-temple-like structures. Figures move toward the light in the foreground.