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Beneath The Mirrored Vault: New Perspectives In Sikh Guru Portraiture



'Beneath The Mirrored Vault' is the title for a series of paintings that explore the topic of the Sikh Guru in portraiture. The series combines the Mughal and Deccan style of portrait painting, and the 'Classical' style associated with western art. The result is a unique and original series of beautiful paintings, illustrating Sikh Guru portraiture, as never before seen in the history of Sikhism. The artist/author has written each chapter with a general factual account of each Guru in historical context. The story in the life of each Guru, gives the reader an insight into the culture and politics, during the Mughal period. This is followed by a detailed description, which accompanies each portrait. Each of the eleven chapters contain a colourful, lavish and beautiful, 'stylised' portrait of the Sikh Guru as never before seen.

The method and creative approach used, in producing the artwork, is explained further, using original drawings and composition analysis. The reader will gain insight into the imaginative and personal character of the artist. The ethereal beauty and delicacy of IndoPersian portraiture, is now used to illustrate the spiritual reverence of 'The Creator' in Sikhism, producing a wondrous mingling of cultures, as imagined by a 21st century artist.

  • Watercolour and acrylic on watercolour paper.
  • Paperback: 102 pages.
  • Original – Price £35.47
  • Language: English


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Your drawings are very powerful. I can see lots of exciting influences in there. Keep at it! Very best wishes, Lachlan

Lachlan Goudie, Artist & BBC Presenter

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