27 Marchy, 2017

Speaker: Marina Thayil

Art in India serves the purposes of life. It was never art for art’s sake, but was always created in response to demand. It was not love of art, but a love of life that was expressed in this incredible aesthetic tradition from early civilisations to modern times. This lecture provides a glimpse into the world of Indian paintings on walls, cloth, palm-leaf and paper and the stories they tell about gods and kings, artists and patrons, lovers and thieves.