Culture Fix: Robert L. Brown on Indian Paintings and Sculpture in Enduring Splendor
In addition to historical and contemporary Indian jewelry, Enduring Splendor features sculptures and paintings demonstrating the profusion of jewelry worn in ancient times. Early sculptures reveal Hindu deities bedecked in jewels from head to toe, while Mughal watercolors depict the elaborate jewelry worn by maharajas and maharanis. Robert L. Brown, Professor of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, UCLA, and Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at LACMA, discusses these materials in an informal gallery talk.
#CultureFix is a short format, informal gallery talk featuring artists, curators and other luminaries. No reservation required. Culture Fix programs are free of charge.
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Image credit: Maharaja Jai Singh of Amber and Maharaja Gaj Singh of Marwar, (Detail) Folio from the Amber Album. Attributed to Bichitr (India, active circa 1610-circa 1650). India, Mughal empire, circa 1630. Drawings; watercolors. Opaque watercolor, gold, gesso, and ink on paper. Image: 25.08 x 18.42 cm; Sheet: 45.09 x 34.29 cm. From the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase (M.80.6.6). Image courtesy LACMA