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The American artist from late 19th century was one of the Hudson River school students. During his journeys to Great Plains and Rocky Mountains in 1865, he got thoroughly impressed by the lands of the Great Plains. Even more impressed than the Rocky Mountains. The reason he described in his autobiography was vastness, silence, innocence and primitive existence of the place which was remained untouched by the urban developments. That affection and the love for the open grounds are finely depicted on the canvas with oil. The scene represents an open ground of the Indian Reservation in which the tribal Indians of America are living. The scene comprises of elements contemporary to the artist’s time. The native horsemen are returning to their huts in the […]

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Indian artists aren’t as much known as the western artist. Though, if we think about India one name comes in our mind, Raja Ravi Varma. One of the few 19th century Indian painter who had the caliber to stand alongside the top level western artists. Here is presented one of the best art works by Raja Ravi Varma. He was known, mostly, for depicting the scenes from either Ramayana or Mahabharata, two grand Indian epic poems, which are often equaled with Iliad and Odyssey by Homer. But, in reality, such comparisons are baseless. Subject of the current painting is taken from the Indian epic poem Ramayana. Literal meaning of Jatayu Vadham from Sanskrit is the killing of Jatayu. Story of Jatayu Vadha (The Killing of […]

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This colorific portrayal of traditional Indian bazaar has been endowed by an award-winner artist Gopal Khetanchi. He was born in Rajasthan, India. Rajasthan is a beautiful land of rocky forts, big deserts and unparalleled Rajput women. Gopal Khetanchi’s all major works confluences these major elements of Rajasthan with his fine sense of detail and realism. In this genre art, there is a depiction of a traditional Indian bazaar. In old times (even now in some rural parts of India), there were big traditional bazaars or fairs would take place in every major cities. People would arrive in waves in these kinds of big bazaars. Thus, it would become very much crowded and jam-packed but much more alive place with happy folks. The art work represents […]

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