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Mastering the art of Indian miniature paintings

Mastering the art of Indian miniature paintings
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Artist and author Olivia Fraser is showcasing her paintings in the exhibition titled ‘Olivia Fraser: Amrit’.

Artist and author Olivia Fraser is showcasing her paintings in the exhibition titled 'Olivia Fraser: Amrit'.

The paintings will be on display till November 30 at Nature Morte, New Delhi.

On the opening reception of the event her book 'A Journey Within' was released.

The book documents Olivia Fraser's acclaimed paintings over the last decade which reflect her remarkable inner quest to express complex abstract thoughts in seemingly simple visual language.

Following her induction into Indian miniature painting in a traditional Jaipur atelier, Fraser's focus shifted from painting the world around her, and her art evolved to depict the journey from a physical landscape towards a metaphysical one.

She is especially influenced by Nathdwara pichwai paintings and early nineteenth-century Jodhpuri Mansingh period imagery, produced by the Nath yogis, whose visual language reaches back to an archetypal iconography rooted in India's deepest and most philosophical artistic heritage.

The work Fraser has produced inspired by these twin muses is nevertheless profoundly contemporary, breaching both temporal and geographical borders, emerging as it does from her twin life between East and West.

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