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Red, Blue, Yellow:

A journey through colour in Indian painting with Kavita Singh

VENUE : Online
2 October6:00 PM (IST)
Red, Blue, Yellow

Is Krishna always blue? What is Indian yellow? Why are the margins of so many Rajput paintings painted a brilliant red? Dr. Kavita Singh (Professor of Art History at the School of Arts and Aesthetics of Jawaharlal Nehru University) presents a window into the rich and complex world of colour in miniature paintings.

Discover new shades of familiar colours in this illustrated talk that explores the symbolic meaning of the hues, the pigments that constitute them and the artists’ brilliant use of colour to convey narrative.

Speaker Profiles

Kavita Singh

Professor, JNU

Kavita Singh is Professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics of Jawaharlal Nehru University where she teaches courses in the history of Indian painting, particularly the Mughal and Rajput schools, and the history and politics of museums. Singh has published on secularism and religiosity, fraught national identities, and the memorialisation of difficult histories as they relate to museums in South Asia and beyond. She has also published essays and monographs on aspects of Mughal and Rajput painting, particularly on style as a signifying system.  In 2018, she was awarded the Infosys Prize in Humanities and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020.

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