Saturday, December 5, 2009

Color and Pattern from India

jain, originally uploaded by nrillustration.

An exhibit I want to see at the MET is "Peaceful Conquerors: Jain Manuscript Painting" featuring book art from medieval India. I love the color and detailed patterns in the paintings.

Clockwise from top left:
Celestial Performer
Detail from a Painted Textile Depicting Celestial Musicians
The Courtesan Kosa with the King's Charioteer
Queen Trisala's Joy (at the Confirmation of Her Conception)

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