Lecture: Unraveling the Mysteries of Indian Painting

May 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Portrait of the Maharana Bhim Singh
Rajasthan, Mewar, Udaipur, Equestrian Portrait of the Maharana Bhim Singh, VS 1848/1791 CE, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, Collection of Richard Louis Brown.

Robert J. Del Bontà, Ph.D., Independent Scholar and Curator

When John Yeon began collecting Indian paintings in the 1950s, he was among the first generation of Americans to recognize the appeal of these vibrantly colored images of devotional fervor, romantic poetry, and court life. Robert Del Bontà, guest curator for the exhibition of Indian paintings within Quest for Beauty, offers a guide to key themes and stylistic characteristics of these compelling works.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

Lecture is free but please reserve ticket due to limited seating.

Presented in conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, on view May 13 through September 3, 2017.

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