Friends in Chennai – I will be presenting an illustrated talk on the Big temple paintings @ Tatvaloka ( Eldams Road) – on 29th Dec 2012 between 10 am and 12 noon.
This is part of the Pechuk Katcheri Series by Tamil Heritage and it is an interesting line up from the 25th. For more details please check out this link in their site.
updated with link to the Videos:
Arvind Venkatraman introduces me during the talk
This series covers a short overview of some of the major Mural/Frescos in India ( more focus on Tamil Nadu in the later part) – Part 1 covers Ajanta.
This series covers a short overview of some of the major Mural/Frescos in India ( more focus on Tamil Nadu in the later part) – Part 2 covers Ellora
This series covers a short overview of some of the major Mural/Frescos in India ( more focus on Tamil Nadu in the later part) – Part 3 moves to South India under the Pallavas. Covering Kanchipuram – the Famed creation of Rajasimha Pallava – The Kailasantha temple, and the Panamalai Talagireerswar – their beautiful paintings and our small effort at recreating the masterpieces – thanks to Artist Subhashini Balasubramaniam.
This series covers a short overview of some of the major Mural/Frescos in India ( more focus on Tamil Nadu in the later part) – Part 4 covers the famed Sittanavasal Paintings, the few vestiges in Narthamalai.
Talk on the Famed Chola Paintings of the Tanjore Big Temple for Tamil heritage Foundation Pechuk Kutcheri Chennai Dec 2012 – starting with the Tiruvisaippa of Karuvur Thevar wonderfully rendered by Pradeep Chakravarthy
Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions about the Big Temple and The Emperor Sri Raja Raja.
Contribution of Studio KCT team and start of main presentation
Comparing stone, metal and paintings to evolve an idea on what would have been the great Emperor’s favorite themes.
Preview of costumes, people, animals, ornamentation portrayed in the paintings.
Main agenda covers the hitherto known as “Dakshinamurthy panel” and the most amazing “Sundarar Life Stories panel”
The Great Emperor Sri Rajaraja himself worshiping in Thillai, next up arguments as to why it cannot be a depiction of the Emperor & Karuvur Thevar, and then the magnum opus the Chola Monalisa – The Tripurantaka panel , and then the fragmentary
Kalyanasundara Panel and finally the Ravana Anugrahamurthy painting.
The last panel The Emperor submitting himself in front of Peruvudayar and audience interaction
Taking questions from the audience
Vote of thanks by Gopu !
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Updated with the video links.. http://poetryinstone.in/lang/en/2012/12/25/talk-in-chennai-29th-dec-chola-paintings-of-the-brihadishwara-temple.html