Ragamala: Paintings from India – an exhibition in Brighton

I visited Brighton yesterday and went to see the Ragamala exhibition at Brighton Museum. “This collaborative exhibition show with Dulwich Picture Gallery is based around 24 key ragamala paintings owned by collector, Claudio Moscatelli. His love of these Indian miniatures originated from a visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum when he first moved to England from Italy.”

This is a very enchanting exhibition of miniature artworks. You are handed a magnifying glass as you enter so that you can truly appreciate their intricate detail.

I was particularly interested in the narrative behind each painting. They are very carefully composed using lots of different elements but the use of negative space and limited palette stops the images from becoming hard to read or too busy.

I really recommend seeing this exhibition if you are in Brighton between now and 8th January 2012.

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