NEW SOUTH WALES – TAASA Review December 2009
Garden and cosmos: The royal paintings of Jodhpur The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 29 October 2009 26 January 2010 The exhibition showcases the internationally renowned royal collection of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, famous for the superb paintings from the unique art tradition that flourished in the royal courts between the 17th and 19th centuries The paintings included in the exhibition range from miniatures to monumental artworks depicting the palaces, wives and families of the Jodhpur rulers,and epic narratives demonstrating the devotion of Maharaja Man Singh to an esoteric yogic tradition. work in Australia and also includes work by his contemporaries and followers. Go to www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au for further information 2010 Arts of Asia Lecture Series Powerful Patrons Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Tuesdays 1-2pm from 2 March – 12 October 2010 The 2010 Arts of Asia lecture series explores the preeminent individuals in Asia who have shaped the arts, culture and sense of identity of their peoples.
Lectures will include well known historical identities such as Ottoman sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and Shah Jehan, architect of the Taj Mahal.
However, the series will also explore other influential leaders who are less widely known such as Korean King Cheongjo himself a painter, who sponsored Buddhist temples and created the royal library or Tibet’s 5th Dalai Lama, who oversaw the efflorescence of Tibetan artistic style and set into motion the creation of the Potala Palace...