Tag Archive: Anita Chowdry

Drawing the Arabesque, Tracing the Palmette: Sketching the British Museum and V&A Islamic Collections

This month I started something that has been in my mind to do for a while – organizing small group sessions in which people can understand and reflect upon objects in the Islamic… Continue reading

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City Lit Courses about Arts in the Islamic World and the Indian Subcontinent

The City Literary Institute in Holborn, London, popularly known as the “City Lit“ is one of those wonderfully democratic institutions founded in the early part of the 20th century. It offers a wide… Continue reading

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Dream Girls, with Indian and Persian roots.

Currently for Sale at anitachowdry.com/shop Inspired by Rajput Master Bannu, I painted this lavish vision over 2007 and 2008. My style and spheres of interest have changed since that time, because being an… Continue reading

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My Story: Learning Painting from a Rajput Master

Back in the 1990s, I had the privilege of being able to watch and learn from an hereditary master painter in Jaipur. The late Ved Pal Sharma, known as Bannu, was unique, in… Continue reading

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