May 24, 2009

Garden and Cosmos: Indian summer at the British Museum

Traditional Indian miniature paintings creatively flatten space and perspective to narrate complex human routines, stories and physical space in an idealized minimal paper space. The concept of history in Indian culture is nonlinear and atemporal. It is as heterogeneous as it is layered. These paintings depict space as time through nonlinear visual narration. -Viren
India at British Museum: Maharaja Bakhat Singh Rejoices during Holi. Nagaur, c. 1748-50

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