Saturday, March 20, 2010

Edwin Lord Weeks: intricate portraiture of Indian scenes

I had planned to write this post long before but some how I never actually got down with it. I discovered Edwin Lord Weeks (an American explorer and painter- 1849 – 1903) work 4 or 5 months back when I was researching for my film Rangmahal.













read more about him on wikipedia
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Lord_Weeks)

I was amazed with the real life like oil paint rendering of his work. the proportion and composition of the scenes are like watching a wide screen frame.
you can feel the oriental temperature in the colors he has used. you can see by the depiction of Asian and Indian human figures that he had spent a long time in the region and mastered the color, texture and postures of the people of this part of the world.
here are 2 of my favorites:

you can see the complete work of him on this web link : 
http://www.edwinlordweeks.org/

Disclaimer: all the paintings/images shown here belong to respected owners and shared here for appreciation purpose.
related books on Amazon:
From the Black sea through Persia and India by Edwin Lord Weeks

The Indian Portrait: 1560-1860   Edwin Lord Weeks Poster Gate of the Fortress At Agra India 24"x36"

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