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Painting from the earth
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New Delhi, Nov. 9 -- When you enter the Nature Morte gallery in Neeti Bagh, Delhi, your eye is drawn immediately to a painting titled Darshan. Featuring a beautiful pair of eyes, with reflections of a lotus in each, the artwork has a certain luminosity, owing to the masterful way in which gold leaf has been used with stone pigments on handmade Sanganer paper. Darshan is one of the 18 works being shown at the gallery as part of artist Olivia Fraser's solo exhibition, titled Amrit.
"Spiritual geometry" is how she describes her creations, in which she imagines her own versions of mandalas and yantras, using the iconography of the Tantra as well as the optical and psychedelic art of the 1960s, thus managing to bridge the painting styles of t...
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