WHAT IS BEAUTY ?
For the illustration brief : what is beauty? i mentioned that i find beauty in the indian classical dance form called 'Bharatanatyam'. It is nurtured in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. I tackled this brief with a relegious/spiritual perspective. The postures, movement, expressions, costumes and the whole aesthetic feel of it makes this dance so beautiful and different from others. It has a very strong religious history as well. In the past it was practiced and performed in the temples.
I illustrated some dance movements which has some religious significance. I was highly inspired by the illustrations on the walls of temples in India. Many of the ancient sculptures in Hindu temples are based on Bharatanatyam dance postures. Therefore, i thought of engraving my illustrations on limestone in order to give a religious feel to the entire project.