Art is the flame of our soul

sapphire1707:

Lotus~蓮 by chishou

sapphire1707:

Lotus~蓮 by chishou

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tuzk-e-hind:

Some more paintings from ‘The Charm of Kashmir’ (1920) by V.C. Scott O’connor (Vincent Clarence Scott, 1869-1945). These water color are by Miss G. Hadenfeldt.

Source: http://www.searchkashmir.org/2010/04/kashmir-by-g-hadenfeldt-1920s.html

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a-thousand-desires:

Doors, windows and archways in Folk-Tales of Bengal (1912)

Illustrated by Warwick Goble

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omgthatartifact:

Mayuri

19th century, India

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“Popular at nineteenth century Indian courts, this bowed lute borrows features of other Indian stringed instruments, such as the body shape of the sarangi and the frets and neck of the sitar. There are four melody strings and fifteen sympathetic strings that sound when the instrument is played to accompany popular religious song. The peacock is the vehicle of Sarasvatî, the goddess of music, and it appears in Indian poetry as a metaphor for courtship.”

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vintageindianclothing:

Indra Dugar's paintings of the 1940s-the colours and costumes suggest Rajasthan/Gujarat.

(Fuente: delhiartgallery.com, vía tuzk-e-hind)

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ladyurduja:

Amrita Sher-Gil (Punjabi: ਅੰਿਮ੍ਤਾ ਸ਼ੇਰਗਿਲ) (अमृता शेरगिल) (January 30, 1913, – December 5, 1941), was an eminent Indian painter, sometimes known as India’s Frida Kahlo,and today considered an important woman painter of 20th century India, whose legacy stands at par with that of the Masters of Bengal Renaissance; she is also the ‘most expensive’ woman painter of India

ladyurduja:

Amrita Sher-Gil (Punjabi: ਅੰਿਮ੍ਤਾ ਸ਼ੇਰਗਿਲ) (अमृता शेरगिल) (January 30, 1913, – December 5, 1941), was an eminent Indian painter, sometimes known as India’s Frida Kahlo,and today considered an important woman painter of 20th century India, whose legacy stands at par with that of the Masters of Bengal Renaissance; she is also the ‘most expensive’ woman painter of India

(Fuente: ladyurduja4xx, vía tuzk-e-hind)

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timur-i-lang:

Pictorial Genealogy Of Jahangir
Mughal India, circa 1623-27 CE
Jahangir was super concerned with legitimizing his rule by tracing his connections back to Timur using art, which is appropriate, because part of why Timur was such a big arts patron is that he was trying to legitimize his own rule by being like “hey I am totally a Mongol, remember how they cared about paintings?”  And the Mongols started being interested in painting when they were trying to be all cultured like the Chinese rulers they’d kicked out.  I guess basically no guy in power is ever going to stop using every tool he can, including art, to tell you why the way things are is the way things are SUPPOSED to be.

timur-i-lang:

Pictorial Genealogy Of Jahangir

Mughal India, circa 1623-27 CE

Jahangir was super concerned with legitimizing his rule by tracing his connections back to Timur using art, which is appropriate, because part of why Timur was such a big arts patron is that he was trying to legitimize his own rule by being like “hey I am totally a Mongol, remember how they cared about paintings?”  And the Mongols started being interested in painting when they were trying to be all cultured like the Chinese rulers they’d kicked out.  I guess basically no guy in power is ever going to stop using every tool he can, including art, to tell you why the way things are is the way things are SUPPOSED to be.

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21 Things To Do In Delhi, India (नई दिल्ली)

(Fuente: youtube.com)

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asublimedrama:

The view of one of the much loved/lusted streets from Jama Masjid.

asublimedrama:

The view of one of the much loved/lusted streets from Jama Masjid.

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