Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century

Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century
Exhibit is on loan from The Fralin Museum of Art
Opening Reception: September 1, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
September 2 – December 1, 2016
United-Legard Galleries

Realms of Earth and Sky represents a number of different painting traditions from the Indian subcontinent, with pieces that range in date from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Although most of these works are on paper, select paintings in the collection are on cloth. The exhibition will explore various themes, including the stylistic relationship between Mughal and Rajput painting and the function of book illustration. Portraiture, religious and literary texts, and Ragamala paintings are particularly well represented in the The Fralin collection of Indian painting. Highlights will include a rare sixteenth century imperial Mughal painting by Khem Karan, a Rasikapriya illustration done by the famous seventeenth century Mewari artist Sahibdin, and a portrait of the Guler ruler, Raja Bishan Singh, attributed to Nainsukh.

Image is attributed to Leaf from a Rukmini-haran (Abduction of the Rukmini series): The Brahman Messenger Delivers Rukmini’s Message to Krishna, c. 1790-1800 – Courtesy of the Fralin Museum of Art

This exhibit is sponsored by: Johnston Memorial Hospital


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