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VIJAY SHARMA (b.1962)

NAYIKA ENTICING THE BIRD

Vijay Sharma is a contemporary miniature artist based in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. His paintings aim at reviving the tradition of Pahari miniature painting, reminiscent of the kalam of..... 

Estimate: Rs 8,000-Rs 10,000 ( $115-$140 )


Nayika enticing the Bird

Ink and pencil on paper

6.75 in x 4.75 in   |  17 cm x 12 cm


This work will be shipped unframed

Khakas are essentially fine line drawings practised by miniature artists in their process of perfecting an illustration. This exhibition offers a contemporary revival selection of 20 khakas, including ones depicting Raja Balwant Singh who ruled Jammu in mid-18th century AD and enjoyed being portrayed conducting his day-to-day activities, by the artist Nainsukh, his contemporary chronicler. Common images included depicting the raja as a young prince smoking a hookah, seated on an ornate carpet against a bolster, inspecting a construction site, or watching a dance performance. A famous depiction of Raja Balwant Singh portrays him writing a letter, while in a relaxed mood. Such illustrations were striking for their delineation, as Nainsukh excelled in rendering the figures with unbroken, flawless lines