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The Salwar Post-North & South

North and South: Punjab Hills, circa 1840-50 Mohammedan Girl, Madras, Illustration by Lady Lawley, 1914. __*__ All the salwar posts on tumblr.

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The Goa Post – 2

Angelo da Fonseca, who was known for his Indianised Christian themed art. The two paintings, dated 1967 and 1959, represent the two most common dress forms worn in India, the sari and the three piece that includes a dupatta and … Continue reading

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Spring-The Paintings Post

Spring is always the red tower of the May tree; alive, shaken with bees, smelling of honey; and the blood, a moving tree of May, (Judith Wright). Its spring – sort of – in the Southern Hemisphere. Today’s painting is … Continue reading

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The Paintings Post

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In the Gallery: 1.  “An elegant lady stands facing right holding a white floral garland with both hands. She is finely dressed in an olive green pleated sari edged with gold over a crimson underskirt, the end draped over her head like … Continue reading

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The Couples Post

Paintings of Couples 1. Tanjore painting 2. Watercolour by B.K. Mitra (Sr. Artist of Gita Press Gorakhpur United Province) 3. Lady Holding a Lotus (Abanindranath Tagore) The last is from a vampire story, perhaps apt for our post Twilight age:) More here. … Continue reading

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The Monsoon Post Contd.

The abhisarika nayika is a heroine who sets out to meet her lover, heedless of the consequences.  Often depicted walking in the rain with snakes out and about. The nayika says: I know it is now time to part. To part … Continue reading

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The Paintings Post – 1920s

  Damerla Rama Rao, who died in 1925 at the early age of twenty-eight…..paintings remained practically lost in an obscure collection in Rajahmundry till they were brought to Delhi and exhibited in 1991 by CMC, the public sector corporation.  He … Continue reading

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Navaratri starts on October 16th. From L to R, the three forms of the Devi worshipped during the 9 days – Parvati/Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati  – in differing attire.  The three painting styles are Kalighat, Raja Ravi Varma and Kalamkari respectively. … Continue reading

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The Epic Post – Shakuntala

Though the depiction of Shakuntala varies and very rarely does she wear bark, in most cases the artist retains a simplicity of clothing given Shakuntala’s forest beginnings.   As in this watercolour by Kshitindranath Majumdar which hews to the usual representation of a strapless … Continue reading

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The Epic Post – Shakuntala

Kalipada Ghoshal retains the bark in his painting of Shakuntala.  Though I am not entirely sure about Dushyanta’s attire.

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