Friday, June 17, 2011

Sri Vishnu

South Indian, Mysore?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a "Surpur" miniature. An offshoot of the Vijayanagara school of painting and a close kin of the Mysore School, now an endangered art form with a handful few aware of its nuances and lesser practising it.

jeronimus said...

It's a wonderful piece. Hope the art form can be revived. Thanks for the information about it.

Raghu Dharmendra said...

Hello Mr. Jeronimus. As the anonymous comment says, it is a beautiful sample of Surpur miniature. It is derived from Vijayanagar school of painting and of course is a close kin of Mysore school. This looks like a creation of famous Banayya Garudadri or one of his family members who were the last of artists in this school. After nearly a century of extinction this school was revived to glory by artist Vijay Hagargundgi. you can read about him in one of my blogs.

Raghu Dharmendra said...

Hello Mr. Jeronimus. As the anonymous comment says, it is a beautiful sample of Surpur miniature. It is derived from Vijayanagar school of painting and of course is a close kin of Mysore school. This looks like a creation of famous Banayya Garudadri or one of his family members who were the last of artists in this school. After nearly a century of extinction this school was revived to glory by artist Vijay Hagargundgi. you can read about him in one of my blogs.

jeronimus said...

Hi Raghu. Thanks for the information. I love this style of painting. I'm glad to hear that it has been revived.