“A Painting is immortal, it lives through generations, it lives through battles, it lives through glory and grief, and it lives forever!”
Well-built valiant men adorning prominent whiskers and funnel shaped turbans, dainty yet lavishly & colorfully draped women by their side are perhaps one of the most fascinating paintings that are admired by an art lover. These are the collective paintings of Marwar that are preserved and displayed by the Royal family of Jodhpur at the Mehrangarh fort. The skilful use of colour is exuberant, the strokes are delicately impressive and the finishes of the Marwari paintings epitomize royalty.
Rajasthan is a true wonderland. Though most of us are so tempted to think of a dry arid desert when we think of Rajasthan, perhaps what we miss out is that this land is the land of the grandest Kings & Queens who have made our history much beyond a set of recorded facts. They have added Grandeur and a larger than life spectrum to the Historic landscape. Their stories are bound to interest people from all demographics and lifestyle.
How did the Maharajas live? What did they adorn? What did they eat? How did they fight wars? How did they look when they rode fearlessly across territories and difficult terrain? How did they Romance with their wives and many mistresses? How did the women folk look like? Were they physically gratifying to look at? Did they wear bright colours? What jewelry did they adorn? How did the Maharajas entertain themselves with Music and Dance? How did they command their court-men? How did the Mughal Sultanate influence the style of these paintings? Did the original Rajput art fight back its existence?
How passionately did they get their most talented artists to capture all of these mesmerizing moments so that those moments could surpass space and time and become immortal?
This post is a mere teaser brought to you by Bijolai Palace, A Treehouse Palace Hotel in Jodhpur. We know how valuable these paintings rather how invaluable. You will find photographs of a few of this fabulous work of art displayed all around the Palace. We made extensive efforts to seek special permission from the curator of Mehrangarh Fort to display the immortal.
Now it is your turn to witness the beauty and finesse of the Marwar Artists at Jodhpur.