After a post filled with vintage memories and serious thought, this one is going to be in sharp contrast. Colours that literally hit you in the face, art and buoyancy. A collection of traditional Indian art, with cloth as the canvas.
Hanuman – the most ardent vanara devotee of Lord Rama, is a person of intense loyalty and discipline. One looks to him to remove anything that causes fear in your mind. Here the figure of Hanuman is cut out from cloth and mounted on a mat.
Parrots, peacocks, colourful flowers, differently shaped leaves – this detailed piece of art was done on cloth akin to parchment. The mirror images of the peacocks, that almost blend into the scenery, the flirtatious green parrot above and the almost angry looking orange one below – there is so much more you find out when you closely observe this painting.
We tend to think of art as one giant picture in all its details. Sometimes its a lot of small pictures that bring us to the big picture. The picture above – traces a lot of events – war, execution, weddings, blessings, prayer, romance – it is all depicted here. Not necessarily part of the same story – it seems to have captured the culture and life in the past.
Art – the Skill and Cloth – the Medium!