Monday, March 17, 2008

Indian miniature painting

She stayed on the roof searching for her expected lover until the very breaking of a violent storm. This early nineteenth-century Kangra work shows her hurrying off the roof as the storm begins. All of the elements are thought of as symbols for the state of affairs between the two lovers.

Collection of tile Kalabhavan Banares Hindu University.

Text and Photo by Allen Atwell
Aspen No. 10