From the Ocean of Painting. India's Popular Paintings 1589 to the Present. BARBARA WITH ROSSI, JR. AND STUART CARY WELCH ROY C. CRAVEN.

From the Ocean of Painting. India's Popular Paintings 1589 to the Present.

New York. Oxford University Press. 1998. Stock ID #163263

Maps, colour and black and white illustrations, xiv + 295pp, notes, bibliography, photographic credits, index, very good copy in dustjacket, now protected. Quarto. "In this groundbreaking publication, Barbara Rossi, who has travelled and researched extensively in India, presents 101 works of extraordinary beauty representing twenty-one forms of popular painting and spanning 400 years. Based on a travelling exhibition that Rossi curated, From the Ocean of Painting is the first comprehensive overview of this diverse material and is organised around the primary functions these artworks serve, from ritual traditions that lead, through the act of painting, to spiritual and material benefits; to iconic and pilgrimage traditions that supply sacred pictures for worship; to narrative traditions that provide illustrations used in storytelling performances of epics and legends. This volume enables the readers to see the folk, tribal, and urban contexts in which these generally unknown forms of painting arose, and to gain a fuller understanding of the representative works, all of which are illustrated and given in-depth commentaries." Publisher's description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163263).

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