I found the painting below, 'Cleopatra' from Laxman Pai's 1964 series'Ritusamhara', two days ago and have been thinking about it ever since. I've been trying to track down the rest of the painting in the series but have had little luck. I only managed to find one more, which I posted below 'Cleopatra', but still wanted to share. They are both so tragically beautiful.
''Cleopatra', from the series 'Ritusamhara', by Laxman Pai 1964, oil
''Spring', from the series 'Ritusamhara', by Laxman Pai 1964, oil