Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|A 14th Century Selfie (and other stories)|| |
| My dad was very fond of a sculpture (below, on left) of Hoysala period, of a girl in her vanity admiring herself. |
My dad also liked to paint and sketch on natural materials (like leaves, shells), so most of his art was ephemeral and has perished.
But last year I met Dr. Byregowda, a publisher who took great pains to collect and publish many of my dad's illustrations ("Kamatara Kuncha Prapancha", 2012), and now wants to bring out a new book.
So I asked my wife to dig up a family heirloom -- my mother's saree that my father painted circa 1980. The saree is all worn-out, but the white acrylic featuring the "beauty with the mirror" is intact. Many such sarees got lost during a robbery in Calcutta in 1979.
Points to Ponder:
How many people hand paint sarees to console wife of a robbery?
Is the "Generation Me", new?
What has happened the the temporary arts of India (other than Rangoli and Mehendi others have no patronage)
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Monday, December 9, 2013|
Last Modified: 12/9/2013 3:17:02 PM
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