Intimate Encounters

Indian paintings from Australian collections

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia. Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 24 March 2008. Friday 22 February 2008 to Sunday 04 May 2008.

Lotus-clad Radha and Krishna circa 1700-1710 image

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Drawing from collections throughout Australia, both public and private, this exhibition of approximately 70 objects will survey the major schools of Indian painting, highlighting the rich interactions that inspired each tradition.

The history of Indian painting is a sumptuous tapestry of interweaving traditions interests and connections. It is the product of varied intimate encounters: Islam with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism; the art of the book with wall paintings; the mighty Mughals with the romantic Rajputs; European outsiders with native populations; the artist with the patron; the coloniser with the colonised. Drawing from collections throughout Australia, both public and private, this exhibition of approximately 70 objects will survey the major schools of Indian painting, highlighting the rich interactions that inspired each tradition.

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