Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Adapting the eye: An archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 at the Yale Center for British Art

Adapting the eye: An archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 at the Yale Center for British Art
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Thomas Daniell, Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar with the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire, 1805, oil on canvas, © Tate, London 2011.

5 comments:

Nomi Lubin said...

Wow, I grew up in New Haven and spent many hours at the Center for British Art, but I never saw anything like this strange and compelling painting.

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

What a grand scene, Debu. Thanks for showing this one.

Debu Barve said...

Nomi, Andrew,

Thanks for your comments! My apologies for replying so late, I was busy and almost offline for the project in hand.

Nomi Lubin said...

Debu, I finally went to see this show. This painting is quite something. More orange/pink than this photo, with that orange/pink almost functioning as a kind of neutral with the sparkling whites acting more as "color." Very interesting.

Debu Barve said...

Nomi,

Awesome to know that you actually visited this show!
Ohh, I can imagine it more orange/pink...these are colors from my region within India- historical context of this particular painting.
Thank you so much for informing