M.F. Hussain :-
Moqbul Fida Hussain , whose name depicts
Moqbul—-means Popularity, the man, whom God accepts as Popular.
Fida- To whom one can love.
Hussain [Surname] – Niece of Prophet Mohammad. One who sacrifices , and one who dominates the world with his enormous power.
The Artist I have seen in Hussain :-
Hussain is a great artiste , who has started from ground level and reached the peak in his life time. He is such an artiste who has not only uplifted himself but his fellow artists as well as the art itself to that very magnitude. He shown the world an extra dimension in his creative art. He is such a man as if like an rail engine who pulls other compartments with him as he thrives.
His demise is a great loss to the world of Art and Artist as well. He has shown in his creativity many times the Good & Evil side of Art at a time. He is an Artist incarnate and will be immortal through his art works. He was an energy, an inspiration who used to boost all other associate artists around him. His mind was like of a child.
Here is an incident that I have seen with my own eyes — In 1991, at Tata Centre, he drew the Six god series [Kali, Durga, Ganesh, Mother Merry etc.].
2 or 3 days later he suddenly obliterated all his paintings without thinking for a while the monetary loss he was going to incur. The style of omitting the Art work was also something of Hussain style. He went on making multiple white cubes over the art works and thus destroyed his own creation.
With the help of this incident he also proves the eternal truth of world…. ‘Nothing is permanent in this world‘.
So, this is Hussain. Colour-Paint-Brush completely define Hussain as a whole.
To be continued…