Royal Chhatris Pavitra | Purity
Etching and monoprint
Unique colour, on paper.
H77 x W56cm image size | H91 x W69cm framed float mounted size
This artwork is currently float mounted in a hand-stained waxed frame with non-reflective glass.
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Chhatris are the raised onion-domed pavilions found throughout India. Often ornate, intricately carved or painted, chhatris are a defining element of North Indian architecture, incorporating Hindu and Moghul design, and especially evocative of the culture of Rajasthan. For Natasha Kumar they are a constant inspiration for her work.
The abstraction of shape and choice of colour is important, in particular, The Royal Chhatris Series began after numerous return trips to capture these monumental canopied wonders by using drypoint and etching. She wanted to capture the architectural space and perspective, the onion domes and the decorative pillars but the latest series is an exciting mix and balance of colour offset against colour. Her palette is bravely laid. Here there are significant sensual reds, the purity of blue, the representation of life and happiness in green.
More than simply picturesque India Natasha Kumar responds to the culture of India, through the architectural forms and the vivid hypnotising colours and moods of modern India. They bring us the heady mix of traditional and historical Islamic and Mughal and modern and physical – actual and abstract – elemental. The kind of art that is both beautiful, decorative and substantial.