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Painted Abode of Gods : Mural Traditions of Kerala

A Ramachandran

Published by Indira Gandhi National Centre, New Delhi, 2005
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Contents Foreword/Pramod Chandra. Preface. Introduction. Painted Abode of Gods. Notes. Portfolio of selected sites i. Kaliamballi Devi Temple. ii. Triparayar Rama Temple. iii. Mattancheri Dutch Palace. iv. Panayannarkavu Devi and Shiva Temple. v. Todikalam Shiva Temple. vi. Pundarikapuram Vishnu Temple. vii. Padmanabhapuram Palace. viii. Pandavath Shasta Temple. ix. Panjal Ayyappankavu Temple. Appendix Church Paintings i. Cheriapalli Church Kottayam. ii. Mar Sabor Afroth Jacobite Syrian Church Angamali. iii. St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church Angamali. Glossary and notes. Bibliography. Index. The Kerala mural tradition of the medieval period at least 400 years old retained elements of the great classical wall painting traditions. By 20 century it slipped into oblivion and most of the sites were obliterated through damage or repainting. This lavishly illustrated book is the first comprehensive effort to document a vividly colourful tradition to enrich Indian art history. Artist A. Ramachandran has been repeatedly visiting the major and the more obscure sites for close to 50 years to record study and visually document the complex narrative and iconographic tradition. Beginning as a student in Santiniketan Ramachandran was undeterred by the difficulties of photographing paucity of source material and the disappearance of the living tradition. The author discusses among the scores he has studied the best representative sites showing stylistic changes. He compares various styles analyses material and technique from an artist's point of view and correlates it with other visual and performing arts. The thoroughly researched book is enriched with nearly 400 colour plates maps and site plans which act as a key. Although the author's area of study is Hindu paintings he has included a sampling of a unexplored parallel stream of Christian mural art by adding a study of three churches as this painting tradition is unrecorded and needs further research. 512 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 64265

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Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Centre, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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