STRī AVALEKHA

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Divided into 5 categories, the exhibition is spread across mediums representing the woman as an emotion – Harmony; Love; Pride; Devotion; and Acquiescence; throwing light on the stylistic differences in artists’ expression conveyed by the female form.

 

HARMONY

Harmony represents the woman as a lover, engaging in a tacit dialogue with her companion.

Harmony
An oleograph of the oil painting by Raja Ravi Varma titled ‘Marriage of H.H Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV’ and Rana Pratapkumari of Kathiawar

LOVE

Love enunciates its’ purest form by representing the woman as a mother.

Love
‘Mother & Child’ by Jamini Roy

 

 

 

PRIDE

Pride represents the woman as a person of eminence.

Pride
Hand-painted photograph by an unknown salon artist

DEVOTION

Devotion represents the woman as a deity and her many avatars.

10 headed Kali by an unknown Bengal school artist
10 headed Kali by an unknown Bengal school artist

ACQUIESCENCE

Acquiescence represents the woman as a nude.

Untitled by Adinath Mukherjee
Untitled by Adinath Mukherjee

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