Thursday, March 25, 2010

Surpur Style Painting

The painting above is that of 'Mahisha Mardini' in traditional Surpur style (size: 20"x24"). Noted artist in this style, Vijay Hagargundgi said that this must have been painted by Banayya Garudadri.

This painting is housed in Bharat Kala Bhavan, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi. But interestingly this painting has been wrongly listed as being a Mysore style painting. When we were there in 2007, we gave an oral complaint and brought the discrepancy to the concerned authorities there. But they were least bothered and asked us to write the complaint in the visitor's book. We did write but I doubt if anybody would even bother to read our complaint.

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