The world knows him as a talented painter, and this talent is evident in his hand. A mix of different qualities has enabled him to be successful in the world of art. His Apollo finger, which is longer than normal, and its phalanges are an indication of
His flexible and open mind is shown by the quadrangle and the suppleness of his hand. His attention to detail in observing life around him, his curious inquiring mind and thinking ability, is evident in the shape of his hand, developed finger knots and the phalanges of his Saturn finger.
His superb ability to channel his imagination in a productive manner is clear from the strength of his Head Line as well as his thumb. His pragmatism also goes a long way in keeping him productive.
His mental agility and skill, shrewdness and the ability to judge human nature is seen by the development of his Mercury Finger and Mount, but as the phalanges show, he does not have Mercury’s verbal power of expression.
Not a genius
He is extremely able, but his hand does not show genius or a high level of mental talent. The quality of his Head Line, and the shape, length and thickness of his finger phalanges point to this. His third finger phalanges are too long and first finger phalanges not thin enough. These put his talent on a lower plane.
Whether it is to do with his personal beliefs or work, he does not live on higher mental plane. Day to day life and money matter to him. He is not religious and nor does he believe in any particular idea, whether it be a country or an ism. When it comes to work, his hand shows practicality and a remarkable lack of idealism.
A lot of people feel that he is anti-national because he painted Hindu (Indian) goddesses in the nude. The truth is that he does not revere anyone or anything. All that he cares about is work and what it's going to get him. It is unlikely that he feels terrible about giving up his Indian citizenship as he would see himself as a global citizen. If he has feelings for India it would be because of memories, and if he misses India it has more to do with missing his routine and friends. As his work is of utmost importance to him, he would go anywhere where he can work in peace. And no, he will never offend Islam because he is too smart for that. When he drew Hindu goddesses in a manner that offended people in India he was probably taken aback at the virulent reaction. He must have thought he would get away with it. He would have, some half a century back.
He is able to adjust to changing circumstances amazingly quickly.
Despite his very strong desire for money and fame (Length of his Apollo finger and all third phalanges) he has a philanthropic streak in him (setting of his thumb).
MF Hussain may have great depth when it comes to capability but he is not an easy person to get along with. For one thing, he is manipulative and controlling, shown clearly by his Jupiter Finger. And then his thumb shows a stubbornness and a strong will.
In conclusion one can say that MF Hussain has an excellent hand which shows unusual ability but it is not a typical artist’s hand. The tips of his fingers are a clue to his mindset. He sees issues in a realistic perspective Perhaps that is why he became a successful money-making artist. He does not let his ideals get in the way of his work.
(MF Hussain is an internationally known painter who was Indian until January 2010. Today he is a citizen of Quater. He is 95 years old. The photograph is taken from his website).
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