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The Pichhvai Painting Tradition of Rajasthan
MATERIALS, METHODS AND SYMBOLISM

by Desmond Peter Lazaro


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Category: Art, Painting
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IN STOCK
241 x 279 mm | 9.5 x 11 in
Hardcover | 204 pages
375 colour illustrations
ISBN:
978-81-88204-37-3 (Mapin)
978-1-890206-74-1 (Grantha)?
 
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Rs.1,700.00  | $55.00  | £35.00
 
 
 
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This book is a most unusual one written by someone who has spent 11 years as an actual craftsman in a traditional studio in Jaipur. It documents the entire process of learning the craft, the significance of various colours, positions adopted while preparing them, alchemical changes, myths with which the process is associated, and, not least, the link with Hindu philosophy and Tantric practice.
In this book, the author documents the crafting of a Pichhvai; the elaborate and marvellous nature, which may easily bypass the casual observer who gazes at pichhvais with little sense of its amazing detail. The jewelled quality of the entire painting is brought home through the author's painstaking description of each step of the process. After a perusal of this book it will be impossible not to be aware of the marvel that the pichhvai actually is.

 

About the Author

Desmond Peter Lazaro is a British-born artist and academic who has held several exhibitions in Europe and India. He is the Managing Director of Lazaro & Co., a pigment manufacturer based in New Delhi.

 
 

Praise

"Lazaro does justice to this brilliantly etched ethereal world, and much more. His is a giant leap inwards that transforms the reader into a confidante with a grace that stems from knowledge. An insider's edge that makes this volume infinitely precious."
The Hindu

 

 

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