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Indian Painting: The Lesser-Known Traditions

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Features essays by leading auhtorities on the subject.

India has an astonishingly rich variety of painting traditions. While miniature painting schools became virtually extinct with the decline of aristocratic patronage, a number of local vernacular idioms still survive and continue to develop, adjusting to social and political changes. The present collection of papers is the volume of the proceedings of the conference Indian Painting: The Lesser-Known Traditions, held in ...

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Overview

Features essays by leading auhtorities on the subject.

India has an astonishingly rich variety of painting traditions. While miniature painting schools became virtually extinct with the decline of aristocratic patronage, a number of local vernacular idioms still survive and continue to develop, adjusting to social and political changes. The present collection of papers is the volume of the proceedings of the conference Indian Painting: The Lesser-Known Traditions, held in Houston in 2008. The aim of the conference was to highlight these lesser-known artistic expressions grouped, until the recent past, under the heading of 'folk art'. These artistic expressions are now beginning to be recognized as of pivotal importance for an understanding of the social setting in which they have evolved. The essays concentrate on the following geographical areas: Assam, Bengal, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. The timespan covered by the works discussed by the contributors ranges from the late seventeenth century to the present day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788189738815
  • Publisher: Niyogi Books
  • Publication date: 8/16/2012
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents:
Introduction Crossing Borders: Contemporary Folk and Tribal Artists in India Jyotindra Jain Of Gods, Heroes and Kings: Illustrated Manuscripts from Assam Samiran Boruah Painting with Intent: History and Variety in an Indian Painting Tradition T. Richard Blurton What's New in Pata Painting? Kavita Singh Jamini Roy and the Folk Art Paradigm Sona Datta The Kavad Phenomenon of Rajasthan: A Lesser-Known Folk Tradition Nina Sabnani Transfixed by the Arrow of Time: Phad Paintings of Rajasthan Kavita Singh Oral, Theatrical and Performative Dimensions of a Painted Scroll from Telengana Kirtana Thangavelu The Ramayana:Two 19th-Century Canopies from Coastal Andhra in the Victoria and Albert Museum Anna L. Dallapiccola Aspects of South Indian Manuscript Paintings: Three Paintings in the Victoria and Albert Museum Rosemary Crill Minakshi's Wedding: Painting the Sacred Marriage in Early Modern Madurai Crispin Branfoot Reconsidering the Ramayana Murals: Paintings at the Mattancheri Palace Mary Beth Heston Map Glossary

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