Thurs 24 Sep – 10.30am
Overview: The Ramayana, or the journey of Rama, is one of the world’s great epics. Follow this tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and the victory of good over evil depicted in exquisite detail in 101 Indian miniature paintings.
Revealing the rich diversity of regional painting styles between the early 17th and mid-19th centuries in India, Ramayana is at once an alluring narrative and the story of an artistic mode of expression.
Image credit: Basohli style, Pahari, The portrait of Rama c 1730, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, National Museum, New Delhi, India
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One does have to devote time to this exhibition, to both read the story and study the the detailed paintings. Having only previously seen a puppet play version of the Monkey kings part in it it was absorbing to be able to view the entire saga.