R.K.S.: We have Prof. Monika Zin with us today who is a professor of Indology and Indian Art at the University of Munich. She is quite well-known in the area of Buddhist studies: the early and mainstream Buddhism in India. Now she has, in the last ten years or more, moved her area of research…
Satghara, BIhar, October 2015
Madhubani, Bihar, November 2015
Bharti Dayal is a Madhubani artist (National Awardee) from India. In the interview she talks about the history and present status of the Mithila style of painting as well as her own art practice.
Could you please tell us about the history and origin of Mithila painting?
Madhubani Art traces…
Anand, Mulk Raj. 1984. Madhubani Painting. New Delhi: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Archer, William G. 1949. 'Mithila painting', Marg, 3(3), 24-33.
Brown, Carolyn Henning. 1996. ‘Contested Meanings: Tantra and the Poetics of Mithila Art', American Ethnologist, 23 (4), 717-737…
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up.”
Nestled in the flood plains of the Ganges, the Mithila region has given rise to ancient cultures and is the birthplace of a significant body of classical arts and literature. We find the earliest…
The different phases of Ajanta paintings
The Paintings of the Second Century B.C.
1. General observations
2. The Buddha in Previous Existences
3. The Superhuman Events in the Buddha’s Life
The Paintings of the Fifth Century A.D. 6
1. General remarks