Indian Art: "Everything is sensuality, luxury and ease" in the royal paintings of Jodhpur

  • September 02, 2009 18:06

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The V&A is showing royal paintings of Jodhpur.

The British Museum has decided to extend its superb exhibition of Indian paintings from the palace at Jodhpur into October. Three rulers of Marwar, each with their very different interests and temperaments, commissioned these works from the 17th to 19th centirues. One of these warrior maharajas, Bakhat Singh, is always depcited surrounded by scores of beauties – lazing on a bed in the moonlight, boating on a pool, watching a dance, enjoying an elephant fight. Everything is sensuality, luxury and ease...

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