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The Art of Bikaner
Indian Art Series
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 245 x 210mm
All colour; 27 photographs and 76 illustrations
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The Art of Bikaner features about sixty paintings mostly on handmade paper and some on silk. Executed in Bikaner style, the works have clearly been impacted by Mughal traditions. The artist’s observations during his sojourns to Khumbh or at Ganga Sagar Mela or at the famous holy Dargah shrine at Ajmer and the sketches that were made on site were developed into paintings later in the studio. The repertoire also encompasses twenty-four distinct avatars or godly incarnations based on studies of Bhagwat Puran. The book brings alive the richness in the art tradition of Bikaner and offers a journey through an India full of mystery and spirituality through intricately delineated paintings.


Mahaveer Swami
Mahaveer Swami
Author

Mahaveer Swami is one of the finest traditional artists working in India today. His ethereal colours and exquisite brushwork are combined with unique inner vision and great sensitivity.