Art beyond barriers

first_imgAustralia will get a historical perspective of India’s visual art heritage associated with the Ramayana, as the National Museum is lending it 101 miniature paintings on the celebrated epic for an exhibition.The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra will next month receive NM’s set of Rama-Katha collection that features varied-style miniature paintings done between the 17th and 19th centuries. Pooled in from India’s northern, central and eastern territories, the grand body of artwork will be on display in the 1967-founded National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for three months from May 22. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, while announcing this formally here today amid a meeting with India’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma, stressed the need for collaborative efforts between nations to promote heritage.“We must be undertaking more such endeavours,” added the minister, who later visited NM and viewed the Rama-Katha series.Sharma noted that the upcoming exhibition strove to re-kindle global interest in Indian miniature paintings, particularly those to the great epics of the country. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“While this exhibition will certainly be a treat for Indian audiences in Australia, it will also be a special way of introducing aspects of Indian culture among its citizens, further empowering the strong cultural tie between the two countries,” he noted.NM curator Vijay Kumar Mathur, who has selected the 101 paintings in chronological progression capturing the story of the Ramayana that has caught public imagination for over 2,500 years, said the collection is one of India’s richest artefacts.last_img

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