Bangalore International Centre had arranged a very interesting Talk on “The Art of Sri Raja Raja- Chola Paintings of the Tanjore Big Temple” by an art appreciator, columnist, speaker and blogger- Shri. S. Vijay Kumar, on Wednesday, 12th December, 2012 at 6:00 pm.
The illustrated talk was aimed at enlightening the audience to nuances and artistic tradition in Mural Art in India with snippets of art from Ajanta Ellora and the continuing tradition into South India. The last remaining fragments of Pallava art in Panamalai and Kanchi Kailasantha temple were showcased in spectacular detail. The later Chola art remnants in Narthamalai led the way for the main topic of the day- The art of Sri Raja Raja - the famed Chola fresco paintings of the Big temple.
The talk made use of the two published books - the Tanjore Tamil University and by the ASI, to index and highlight the different sections of the wall paintings which functions as narrative story boards. The line drawings assisted in giving the audience greater clarity on the visual imagery.
It was a very interesting and informative talk, thoroughly enjoyed by the well-attended audience at BIC.