Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Modern Indian Art



Some paintings of Christ by Jamini Roy.thought was very interestin.

7 comments:

L>T said...

What's w/the eyes?

mizfit said...

they are really good. it's a pleasant break from how he is usually depicted.

medusa said...

The eyes are as UG had posted in one of her earlier posts, taken from the traditional Kalighat pots, and makes him a very imporatnt influence to the bengali mind.
Btw, Ug, did i ever tell you, how i always used to think he was woman?

uglygirl said...

like medusa said, artists in bengal and most parts of india painted the eye in that way in the 18th and 19th century.

L>T said...

I looked for Kalighat pots on the net didn't find anything relevent.
What are Kalighat pots used for?

P.S. Watched 'Passage To India' today. I'm sure i saw some Tamarind fruit hanging from a tree in that movie.
Could I be correct?

serendipiduous said...

yes it could have been a tamarind tree...quite a comon sight in India...its kinda funny that u find it incomprehensible that a tamarind fruit can actually hang from the tree, but coming from a temperate region i m sure it must make an exotic sight.

dreamyeyes said...

l>t search for kalighat paintings.
uglygirl I had a feeling there would be some of these pics in your blog. Predictable.