Sunday, August 7, 2011

Vaduvur Ramar -1


First attempt at painting the processional deities of Sri Kodhandaramar temple at Vaduvur.
Despite long hours(almost 3 weekends) I messed up the backdrop and also the detailing.
Disappointed with the outcome. More practice/patience needed I suppose.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Brihadeeswarar Temple : Stone elephants -1


Posting after a long break. Based off a sculpture at Brihadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur.

Inside the temple complex is a subsidiary shrine dedicated to Subramanya, a temple built by later Nayak kings of Thanjavur. This hand railing leading to the temple depicts a rouge (or war ?) elephant capturing a horse rider. The fate of the victim and the subsequent drama is sculpted on the other hand railing. (Hopefully my next post).

We were fortunate to have found a volunteer guide, who showed us these hand railings in the right order and explain why they were unique. :).

The Big temple is a must visit for anyone interested in art! :)

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