Nude with Still Life

In this painting, Badri Narayan has juxtaposed the figure of a seated female nude with a still-life composition. So much so that the woman itself appears to be another fixture in the still-life composition. There is a certain mystic dream-like quality to the painting that is a feature common to a lot of Badri Narayan’s… Read more »

Nainsukh’s Trumpeters

An 18th-century watercolour — The Trumpeters by Nainsukh — will stay in the British Museum after they raised enough funds to prevent it being sold overseas. Nainsukh is one of India’s greatest courtly artists and this outstanding painting showcases his gift for complex composition and precise observation.