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Tribal Princess, after Ajanta

Y. G. Srimati Indian

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Earlier generations of Indian artists, trained in the British schools of art in India, were often assigned to make meticulous copies of ancient Indian murals; much favored for this exercise was the Buddhist cave complex at Ajanta. Srimati and others sought to invert that paradigm by rescuing the classical tradition of Indian painting and using it as a vehicle for a new Indian art. This study exemplifies that approach.

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

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