Monday, March 5, 2012
I passed by this sign in Munnar one day in a taxi and spent the next two days trying to locate it so i could take her picture
The gleaming smile in the jewelry store
The Bollywood posters
The Raja's portrait in the City Palace in Jaipur
handpainted signs on vehicles
Hand painted signs at the deer park in Sarnath
Enigmatic works of art
Not graphics but wonderfully kitschy
I love the primitive perspective on this one
On just about any surface
Don't ask me what the meaning of this is
Found on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi
I adore the richness of colors and decoration of almost every available surface in India. So much of it is still hand painted giving a richness and simplicity that evokes the soul of India for me.
I think about how many skilled sign painters that must still exist there and it surely must be a dying breed here in the west. Affordable advertising and art brilliantly executed.