IN THE AGE OF NON-MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION: COPYING IN SOUTH ASIAN ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS

IN THE AGE OF NON-MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION: COPYING IN SOUTH ASIAN ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS

  • 27 Oct
    2021

    Southasian Painting

    Neeraja Poddar

IN THE AGE OF NON-MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION: COPYING IN SOUTH ASIAN ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS

Image: Krishna kills Shatadhanva
Folios from illustrated Bhagavata Purana manuscripts
Central India, late 17th century
Above: Kanoria Collection, Patna, India
Below: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1975.410.7, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wiener, 1975

The session will examine the impact of non-mechanical copying on the meaning of painted works. Early modern artists were often governed by their own unique canons while copying, giving rise to the paradoxical situation of artists innovating while reproducing. Focusing on narrative variations that arise as a result of such interpretive copying, the talk will probe how sectarian concerns, literary and cultural trends, and artistic strategies may have guided the copy artist’s choices.

This Lecture is part of the Postgraduate Southasian Painting Course “ARTS OF THE BOOK IN SOUTH ASIA”
Registration Fee for the course: Rs. 15,000 | Students: Rs. 10,000*.

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Duration -

October 27, 2021

Timing: 6:15 - 8:30 PM

Registrations Closed

Neeraja Poddar

Neeraja Poddar

Dr. Neeraja Poddar is The Ira Brind and Stacey Spector Associate Curator of South Asian Art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia University and was previously curator at The City Palace Museum, Udaipur. Neeraja has published on illustrated manuscripts and series of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa; her curatorial projects include Mewar Photographs, 1857-1947: A Glimpse into the Archive at The City Palace Museum, Udaipur, and the reinstallation of the South Asian galleries at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Neeraja’s research has been supported by fellowships from The Clark Art Institute, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the C. V. Starr Foundation, and Columbia University.