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Rajput Princess

Y. G. Srimati Indian

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This work, employing the visual language and pictorial devices of eighteenth-century Rajput artists, is a direct homage to traditional Indian painting. The naive rendering of perspective, as seen in the stool and carpet, is an intentional device that echoes the Rajput painters’ alternative solutions to creating pictorial space. The princess’s profile is sharply defined against a white shawl (dupatta) drawn behind her head. Srimati used a rich patterning of fabrics and furnishings, and a “Persianate” treatment of the borders suggestive of decorative album mounts.

Rajput Princess, Y. G. Srimati (Indian, 1926–2007), Watercolor on paper, India (Chennai)

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