Sunday, 30 October 2011

Ragamala: Painting's from India

Whilst we were in Brighton we came across an exhibition on Ragamalas, which are miniature Indian paintings dating back to 1605. Commissioned under royal patronage, they tell stories of love and devotion, longing and loss, anguish and separation. The exhibition is based on the collection of Claudio Moscatelli, and is accompanied by Indian miniature paintings from Brighton Museum's own collection.

The paintings are minute, incorporating figures, animals, buildings, mythical creatures and Gods. It is amazing how the artists painted them as some of the brushwork is so tiny and detailed you need a magnifying glass to see it. This unique exhibition is definitely worth a visit; it is on at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery until the 8th January 2012.

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