Sunday, March 1, 2009

4Cats goes to India

Announcing the next 4Cats Art Cafe event:

Indian Art - Story and Perspective
Sunday, March 15
Contact me for location information

Coffee, tea, champagne, orange juice and pastries are provided. Additions to the menu are welcome.

Space at my studio is limited. Let me know asap if you would like a spot. Know someone who might like to join our art discussions? They are welcome, too.
Indian Art - Story and Perspective

One of the most elemental forms of expression is telling a story, an art to which every culture and period in history has contributed its own flavor and style. If we include painting as a kind of storytelling, the various viewpoints become delightfully visible. How does the art of India evoke the world differently than a conventional western perspective? What are some of the features of Indian painting and what comparisons can we make to work of other periods and locations in order to highlight the Indian visual viewpoint?

Consider bringing:
Books, postcards, reproductions of Indian art, work of other artists to compare them with, or any related images - photographs, posters, fabric, postcards, and other inspirations - that you think just might add to our discussion.

(Tapestries, cartoons, cubism, Italian biblical frescoes, Japanese story-drawings and Egyptian murals, color field painting and graffiti are just a handful of the ideas that pop to mind).
"Ravana poses as an elderly hermit to trick Sita. When she does not leave with him willingly, he abducts her and carries her away in his chariot."

Watercolor painting, “Jallandharnath and Princess Padmini Fly over King Padam’s Palace,” by Amardas Bhatti, 1830. Currently on display at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

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