Artists: Notes on Art Making

Dark green leaves with a film of rich Prussian Blue on the corners-dark brown branches extending all over the tree - luscious orange fruit hanging on the branches.

Calendars with Meerabai's face. She resembles Meena Kumari wearing a white sari with cymbals in hands and with full and sensuous breasts and a vacant smile.

Advertisement of Badshai Soap with clean armpits (What magic!)

Angels flying in the sky, well fed cherubims licking the feet of the King Jehangir who is sitting on the throne talking with old fakirs.

Eternal grin on the trio’s face (Gandhi-ji, Jawaharlal, Lalbahadur) only their busts seen in light grey colour against blue sky. Farmer tilling the land with a tractor giving an even a broader smile as if stating that the Five Year Plans have been successful and he owes his happiness to them.

Film strips on the use of Sapotex which aids gra­dual growth of whiteness, white-whiter-whitest.

Geographical charts of Haji Malang. The chart shows the main shrine. Sideways reaching the Shrine are railway bridges, high mountain cliffs, railway stations and the main road to the high summit, people giving alms, sitting near the tree shades, climbing the mountain.

High plaster relief in Jain Temples depicting the Palitana mountain range with every Tirthankara staring at you with glassy eyes.

Photographs of a family group near Taj Mahal, newly married couple in a cinema pose near Chamba Dam.

College Cricket team with the Captain and Vice-Captain sitting on either side of the innocent looking Principal of the College. Everyone is dressed in white shirts and pants. Only the faces and hands are of a brown colour-white merges into white.

Parsee family photograph of 1895. Victorian furni­ture all around the room. Elegant suits and saris are seen, the big family including three generations is in one photograph.

Nude woman listening to Radio Ceylon on Juhu Beach.

Hindi film with their perverse absurdity.

Photographs of the British Raj, Viceroys, battalions of attendants, pomp, hypocrisy and glamour of white skin.

Shikar scenes of Maharajas each with a twelve foot tiger lying on the ground.

Devotee standing near the Nathdwara Temple. The painter has used real gold for painting the watch, rings and jacket buttons.

Irani shops with Dada Hormuz, King of Iran on horse-back.

Actual pencil drawings of Raj Kapoor, Vyjayantimala and Dilip Kumar.

Khadi Bhandar shops displaying hideous paintings done in lacquer-work, or with waste material and Kanu Desai's plaster cast gods and goddesses.

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