Saturday, July 09, 2005

Mother India (Original & Copy)

A copy done in Gimp of the painting 'Bharat Mata' by Abanindranath Tagore.
First one is the original [from Kamat's Potpourri].
The second one, my copy.
In isolation my copy looks pretty decent, but in comparison with the original, it just pales out and vanishes in the level of grace that the original painting holds.
The painting by Abanindranath is beautiful, the borders and lines are delicate and finely composed, the hues so rich and yet the melancholy, mundane look and the mystic, hazy aura makes it very captivating - a gem.

Leader of the Revivalist Movement in the field of Modern Indian Painting in Bengal, Abanindranath Tagore is also credited with a key contribution towards ushering in the renaissance in Indian painting. (More)


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  2. nice one. try a black pencil outline for hands and legs and resize the rosary beads

  3. Try that - but dont want to change this one - may be in the next one ...