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Filmy costumes for mythological/historical figures in Raghuvir Mulgaokar’s 1953 paintings/calendar art. Pic 1: Mastani – this outfit aka a kameez that has a tight fitted bodice and skirt and the jhoomar for the hair is both particular to films and … Continue reading
For awhile (in the 50s I think), Sudhir Khastgir painted a number of dancing figures. Here are two: Sudhir Khastgir, Dancing Figure, 1962. The lower panels indicate the earrings and forehead ornament, a little bit of the knotted ponytail, bangles … Continue reading
MADANA, a name of Kama, the hindu god of love. In the hindu religion, festivals are held on the 13th and 14th of the month Cheyth*, in honour of Kama, the god of love. Madana, he who intoxicates, with desire, … Continue reading
The iconography of Annapurna is given in the Agamas as a youthful goddess of red complexion having a face round like moon, three eyes, high breasts; the left hand carrying a vessel set with rubies and containing honey, and the … Continue reading
The stripes and greens of a Bengal sari. All prints by Lalu Prasad Shaw.
Indra Dugar‘s paintings of the 1940s-the colours and costumes suggest Rajasthan/Gujarat.
Untitled, MV Dhurandhar, 1917