Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tribute to the Masters

There is a lot that one can learn from the work of great Artists who worked in the past. I am sure most of us would want to thank them for being a source of inspiration to us all. In my own way I have paid tribute to the great sculptors from 7th century who carved several monolithic rocks at Mahabalipuram (also called Mamallapuram). I have also attempted to capture the beauty of the 12-13th century carvings at Belur and halebeedu.

I also want to pay homage to some Western/European Artists. Last month when I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York I sketched the works of Van Gogh, Monet and O’Keefe. Here they are:

Van Gogh




O'Keefe





Monet

11 comments:

uvor said...

At the Van Gogh I putted full screen on and stepped right in to the scenerie :-) nice summer-feeling!

bess said...

I don't know how you did it, but you made the Monet cathedral look like something built in South India. It takes on another atmosphere under your hand. I love it.
I've been seeing for some time, a relationship btwn your sketches and VG, something about the energy in the line. It's been a long-awaited posting!

Ujwala said...

good to see you back :D we might have crossed paths in the Met! loved the van gogh one as i'm familiar with that painting.

Mauricio said...

Great!!!

3 masters.

My best

Mauricio

Rose said...

Masters Indeed...!!!

:)

..Me

yukoala said...

3 great masters and 3 great sketchs!

Suji said...

Great sketches. Since I have not seen any of these great masterpieces, I can't compare with the originals. But I am sure you must have captured the spirit of the originals. :)

the heartful blogger said...

Oooh, I love these! What a great idea, I've often thought of doing it myself, but haven't yet.

himavant said...

good to see your art again arvindh! very very nice sketches. you 'capture' each style. great weekend and more arts!!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful drawings!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

crazy cool! i've always always wanted to do that in a museum! thanks for sharing.. i'd definitely add you to my links!