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Epic tales from ancient India : paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art

Author: Marika Sardar; San Diego Museum of Art,; Princeton University. Art Museum,; Blanton Museum of Art,
Publisher: San Diego : San Diego Museum of Art, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Exploring the topic of narrativity in Indian art, this beautiful and deeply researched book considers illustrations to the Bhagavata Purana, the Ramayana, the Ragamala, and a range of texts in the Persian language, notably the Shahnama. Featuring stunning reproductions of paintings made between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection at The San Diego Museum of Art, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibitions
Illustrations Exhibitions
Named Person: Edwin Binney; Edwin Binney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marika Sardar; San Diego Museum of Art,; Princeton University. Art Museum,; Blanton Museum of Art,
ISBN: 9780300223729 0300223722
OCLC Number: 946481813
Notes: "This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition Epic tales from ancient India: paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art, presented at Princeton University Art Museum November 19, 2016-February 5, 2017; Blanton Museum of Art, July 9-October 15, 2017; the San Diego Museum of Art March 3-June 12, 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations, map ; 27 x 29 cm
Contents: Indian Painting and the Art of Storytelling / Marika Sardar --
Incarnations of the Bhagavata / Neeraja Poddar --
The Ramayana and Other Tales of Rama / Marika Sardar --
Stories of Music, Love, and the Seasons: Ragamala Paintings / Marika Sardar --
Persian-Language Literature in India / Qamar Adamjee --
The Shahmana in India / Alka Patel.
Responsibility: edited by Marika Sardar.

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"Exploring the topic of narrativity in Indian art, this beautiful and deeply researched book considers illustrations to the Bhagavata Purana, the Ramayana, the Ragamala, and a range of texts in the Persian language, notably the Shahnama. Featuring stunning reproductions of paintings made between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection at The San Diego Museum of Art, the publication includes thorough and fascinating explanations of the narrative of each text, including how that narrative is visually conveyed. Essays examine why these particular stories are so enduring, why patrons may have chosen to have a copy of a particular text made for their own collections, and how artists responded to the challenge of creating new versions of venerable classics"--

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