Desvarari Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes)

All Indian paintings are begun with an underdrawing sketched with brush and ink, as seen here, where the bold use of line to demarcate the architectural forms gives the work its structure. The simply presented figures have a freshness that is often lost in a finished work.

Ink and wash on paper


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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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early 18th century

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