Canvassing flora

Siddhartha Das Studio has recently commissioned skilled miniature artists to create a series of botanical paintings of Indian flowering plants

Two centuries ago, the British botanists began a visual study of Indian flora. Indian artists were commissioned to make botanical paintings which were sent back to Britain where it survives in collections at some of the Royal botanical gardens. Over the centuries, Indian flora has been cross-pollinated through trade from regions across the world. These overtimes got indigenised and became Indian. Siddhartha Das Studio has recently commissioned skilled miniature artists to create a series of botanical paintings of Indian flowering plants to celebrate this legacy. These works are on display at the exhibition titled ‘Botanical Paintings of Indian Flowering Plants’.

When: August 24 – September 6

Where: Website of India International Centre

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