A Review of the Historical Paintings of Srirangapanta by Veena Shekar

Historical Paintings of Srirangapanta- A Stylistic Study of Veena Shekar

Research tell us that historical paintings are said to be the greatest form of art world right next to the work of religious paintings. Noticeably, there are different forms of paintings (figurative paintings in particular) which explicitly explain legendary or historic incidents in an intentionally grand manner. These paintings rely on themes for instance depiction of a war scene, political motivation, political events or a revolution. A portrait of a ruler or an emperor could also be known as a historical painting. Therefore, a well-designed historical painting is preferably resplendent in costume, color, action and drama.

Learn the Exceptionality of Srirangapanta

The objectives for the study of this worth reading book by Veena Shekar cover the area of doctoral thesis especially of the author. The author discovers the development of famous historical paintings and illustrates the study of cultural, social, artistic and political background of India in 18th century. An elaborated discovery of Daria Daulat Bagh paintings in Srirangapanta was undertaken and the construction of influences and styles on the paintings were traced.

Devotion of Author Towards the Engaging Book

Most inspiring quality of the author is she has gathered amazing information by personally exploring all the essential sites written in the book. Archives and museums in London and France own important paintings which are present in the very first chapter of the book. Several appealing sites of Karnataka involving mural paintings have been dedicatedly visited and information was collected stating their style and date of painting. Every fascinating painting regarding the study was personally photographed and examined by visiting the site.

Uniqueness Embedded in Historical Paintings of Srirangapanta

srirangapantaUnluckily, it is hard to deduce the style of paintings that govern the entire book of Veena Shekar. The painters were said to be native and most expectedly, they belonged to artists family who had migrated from Vijayanagar to Srirangapanta after its decline. In order to understand the highly attractive Persian paintings, the author set off a journey to Iran searching data that could highlight the styles of Daria Daulat Bagh paintings. The data summoned added a new angle for the eye opening study of paintings. Through majestic research, comparative analyses of paintings were drawn out focusing on regions penetrating to political issues, language, and literature and culture surroundings of the era.

Mind Blowing Compilation of the Book

Analytically, the book offers an influencing understanding and analysis of certain issues that were kept in the dark unanswered in evaluating Tipu’s place in Karnataka history. This book “Historical paintings of Srirangapanta- A stylistic Study” is an honest effort without any biases involved, understanding life and its aspects, predilection and contacts created by Tipu in the time of his journey as the ruler. He portrayed his interests through one most exciting medium known as “painting”. To the author’s good fate, she came across the imaginative state of mind possessed by Tipu. His personal or political interest and his followers in other countries. The relations of Tipu with feudatories are mentioned through investigation of paintings.

Historical Marvels of Veena Shekar Creation

srirangapanta_1Speaking of Daria Daulat Bagh situated in Srirangapanta consists of the biggest mural placed in India representing a historical event in action. Portraying an entire battle scene from the history of city Mysore, such paintings are considered unique in many ways. They are described as the first ever visual record of Polillur battle in which the successful emperor of Mysore Tipu Sultan fought and defeated the British.  Also, the introduction to western concepts, new tools and new trends of art world opened in on the Indian art scenario compelling for an engrossing deviation for the readers.

All About the Extraordinarily Remarkable Author-Veena Shekar

veenaBasically, Dr. Veena Shekar is a consultant and an art historian who ministers art camps and shows in Bangalore. The outstandingly magnificent historical paintings of Srirangapanta was her doctoral thesis on which Veena Shekar was deservingly awarded PhD by the university of Bangalore in year 2002. The affluent and accomplished woman is the Director of Art research, Sameeksha and Media. The sincerely respectable Veena Shekar had made up a gripping website on Indian art world known as www.chitralakshana.com. Her background tells us that she was a part of the faculty at Dept of visual arts teaching history of art in Bangalore University. Veena Shekar currently resides in Bangalore and works on a senior level for the Ministry of Culture in New Delhi.

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