The Artists of Nathadwara: The Practice of Painting in Rajasthan

By: Tryna Lyons

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In this beautifully illustrated study, Tryna Lyons combines ethnographic and art historical methods to examine the work and careers of artists in Nathadwara, Rajasthan, India. The religious pilgrimage centre of Nathadwara is home to a large community of traditional artists, who retain sketchbooks and other materials handed down in their families for generations. The old sketchbooks, still used to teach younger generations and to provide established artists with ideas, reveal the connection between contemporary practice and the historical antecedents of the Nathadwara School of painting. Lyons's innovative approach focuses on analysis of the sketchbooks of five artists active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, reproduced here in detail alongside full-color reproductions of their work and related images. The sketchbooks reveal personal style and innovation, demonstrating the array of choices open to artists in a time of cultural ferment and excitement. A section on women artists documents the careers of successful female exponents of the Nathadwara style. Appendixes include a glossary and a collection of artists' genealogies, some stretching back 17 generations, recording significant information on artistic activities, commissions, and patronage. "The Artists of Nathadwara" should make us question Orientalist assumptions about tradition and the anonymity of South Asian artisans. Printed Pages: 360 with numerous b/w & colour illustrations.

Title: The Artists of Nathadwara: The Practice of Painting in Rajasthan

Author Name: Tryna Lyons

Categories: India, Art,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Indiana University Press/Mapin Publishing: 2004

ISBN: 0253344174

ISBN 13: 9780253344175

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 21 x 26 Cm

Seller ID: 111497

Keywords: The Artists of Nathadwara: The Practice of Painting in Rajasthan Tryna Lyons