#AssameseScroll . On the auspicious occassion of Srimanth Sankadev's birthday I am presenting the fourth painting in my arts of India project. The origin of Assamese Paintings can be traced back to seventh century AD, Assamese paintings and manuscripts are said to have been derived from the mythological tales, the most prominent among which are Chitra Bhagavata and Hastividyaranya.
Assam School of Painting can be divided into Sattriya and Royal styles. Assamese Scrolls fall in the category of Sattriya style which was mainly propagated by Sri Sankaradeva (16th century AD). Its origin can be marked with the development of the Bhakti Movement which was started in the northeastern part of the subcontinent by Srimanth Sankardeva to bridge the religious inequalities in the quest of preaching Eka Sarana Dharma (religion of seeking refuge in one). Assamese Scrolls are locally known as Citra Bhagavata as it mostly depicts beautiful illustrations of the Bhagavata.
Assamese Scolls were historically painted on papers made from Sancipat or Tulipat. Sanci being Aloe tree and Sancipat meaning the bark of the Aloe tree. These two materials were exclusively used for preparing manscripts and scrolls only in the northeastern part of the country.
In this project, this is the painting that I am most proud of, the reason behind this is, Assamese Scoll even though being a very important part of the Assamese culture have been losing it's significance day by day and at present day almost no one knows about it. I'm greatly indebted to @designdecordisha who inspired me to start this project, on the journey of which I discovered this almost dying art form of my culture, thank you Mam 😊. And I am also thankful to the @me_meraki team and their artists for all their efforts in keeping the various art forms of India alive.You guys are awesome 👍.
Today in the studio... The Excommunicated, 2000 acrylic on wood (11 out of 14 panels) there were about 40 of these at one point but a lot of them were disposed of when i moved studios in 2012. I feel these were very inspired by the work of Jerome Caja at the time I made them. They were painted in my tiny ass bedroom in park slope on Garfield Place. I’d find these small wood panels on the street next to all the construction being done to redevelop the city, they were used to balance out the scaffolding on the sides of the buildings. Then I’d go to pearl paint with whatever money i had left over to buy cheap acrylics to try and document my thoughts and emotions. #studiovisit#acryliconwood#excommunicated#neoreligiousart#religiouspainting#jeromecaja
Have you seen the inscription that is hidden in the texture of this painting? It says “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” -Joshua 24:15
You can see this 48”x60” piece in person at @furnishnola 💙
Remarkable for its expressive intensity, this image of the Pietà belonged to an elaborate Gothic altarpiece widely considered Crivelli's masterpiece (National Gallery, London). Crivelli contrasts ornamental effects with details of extreme realism (or surrealism)—such as the hand with swollen wound and pronounced veins that hangs over the tomb’s edge into the viewer’s space. In the seventeenth century the picture belonged to the Barberini family in Rome: the frame is decorated with their emblem, the bee. @metmuseum
“Madonna and Child with Saints Francis and Jerome”
Oil and gold on wood (29 1/2 × 22 ½ inches)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, NY
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Artist Spotlight! Day 1 of a 3 part series.
Filipina-American artist, ROSE DATOC DALL was born in Washington, DC and raised in Northern Virginia. She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in 1990. Mrs. Dall's artwork is predominantly a contemporary figurative exploration in painting and printmaking. Rose is also known for her body of religious artwork in addition to her figurative work.
Mrs. Dall has received several awards and honors for her work and several her works are a part of permanent collections in public and private institutions. Amongst numerous exhibitions, a video profile with her artwork is featured on both on the web on buff.ly/2phhGrU; her artwork has also appeared in publications such as the Ensign Magazine, The New Era Magazine, and on LDS.org. Mrs. Dall enjoys teaching private Figure Drawing and Painting Workshops and lectures on occasion as a way of giving back to her community.
Mrs. Dall is married to a supportive and loving husband, Timothy. The Dall’s have four children, three of which are grown and in their twenties, the last one being in high school. Rose is also very happy to be a grandmother. The Dalls currently live in Ashburn, VA.
The self-taught painter and Dominican nun, Plautilla Nelli, is one of the only female artist named in Giorgio Vasari's "Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects." Nelli is widely considered to be the first major female artist of Renaissance Italy.
Bursting with color, with the bold red of the apples and the colors of the flowers that carpet the ground below the tree, Gustav Klimt’s “Apple Tree I” (ca. 1912) is filled with happiness, with life, with fertility, with the bounties of nature.
In religious depictions, the apple tree has its own complex associations, and Klimt was very aware of these implications. Does this make “Apple Tree I” a religious painting? Or does Klimt use these traditional associations only to demonstrate to what extent he is celebrating nature and existence, trumpeting the wonders of nature and of the world?
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), “Apple Tree I,” ca. 1912, oil on canvas. Private Collection.
This splendid painting was restituted to the heirs of Adele and Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer by the Republic of Austria in March 2006. In April of that year, Neue Galerie New York presented it in the exhibition "Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer." The painting was later sold by the Bloch-Bauer heirs at Christie's, and it is now held by a Private Collection.
Light of the World 72x54
One of a series of large paintings for the Christian market. We rented a large studio and shot all the models in one day. Costumes are from Western Costume in LA. The shepherds and Wisemen were homeless men living at a Shelter in downtown San Diego. The plan was to use a doll in place of an actual baby, but the night before the shoot I met a young couple at a restaurant, and they agreed to bring their newborn baby to the photo shoot.
#nativity#jesus#christianart#mangerscene @mark_arian_art @simard_bilodeau_contemporary #religiouspainting#babyjesus#christchild#holyfamily