Palm Leaf Etchings of Orissa

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Abhinav Publications, Jan 1, 1989 - Illumination of books and manuscripts, Indic - 144 pages
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This Book Is On The Drawings In The Palmleaf Manuscripts Of Orissa Drawn By The Scribes-Artists Who; Had No Family Background Of Art, No Training From Any Teacher.These Drawings Are Not Drawn By Pen Or Pencil But Etched By The Help Of An Iron Needle Called Style On Dry Palmleaves.They Are Based On The Text Of The Manuscripts And The Artists Have Shown Their Individuality In Their Drawings. They Are Successful In Expressing Their Feelings Through A Few Lines, Which They Have Drawn Spontaneously, But Precisely Within A Limited Space Of One To Two Inches (Which Is The Breadth Of The Palmleaf).
 

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Contents

Oriya Manuscripts and Illustrations
10
Rupabheda
20
Line
33
Conventional Forms of Anatomy and Draperies
48
The Flora
63
Architecture
71
Amorous Compositions
79
Classification of Artists
93
Craft in Art
119
Influences
121
Comparison to Other Regional Styles
124
Palm Leaf Illustrations Outside Orissa
126
Gadi Ghar or the Library
129
A Dying Art
131
Conclusion
134
List of Illustrations
136

Social and Economic Condition of Scribes and Illustrators
97
The Illustrative Quality
99
Individuality
114

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