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Indian Art Series: Meru- The Golden Mountain

June 04, 2018

Indian Art Series: Meru- The Golden Mountain

The Purana describes that the Mount Meru is surrounded by four other mountains as it's supports- Suparshva, Kumud, Mandara, and Mermandara. On these four mountain ranges stand four great trees- the Mango, the Jambu, the Kadamb, and the Banyan. The manuscript of the Anandi Patan has an extraordinarily painted leaf...

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Madhubani Painting: The Art of Sublime Beauty

June 03, 2018

Madhubani Painting: The Art of Sublime Beauty

Mirroring the activities and elements of the human and animal world with colorful geometrical patterns, the cow dung coated mud walls of these houses reflect the ancient tradition of elaborate wall painting or Bhitti Chitra practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar and the adjoining parts of Tarai in Nepal....

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Jean-Baptiste Isabey: The French Painter of Portrait Miniatures

April 11, 2018

Jean-Baptiste Isabey: The French Painter of Portrait Miniatures

The French painter, Jean-Baptiste Isabey, is celebrated as the most prominent French miniaturist of the early nineteenth century.Born in Nancy on April 11, 1767, Isabey was highly acclaimed for his portrait “Napoleon at Malmaison”, which is considered one of best likenesses of the emperor.

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