SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Geometry, Illumination and Beyond

Anita Chowdry

Date: 23 April 2009Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 23 April 2009Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B104

Type of Event: Seminar

Anita Chowdry is a painter, researcher and educator. She studied traditional miniature painting techniques under a hereditary master in India in the early 1990s. Since then her research has been centred on the techniques and material preparation used by painters in 16th and 17th century Mughal ateliers, in which she runs dedicated workshops. In her exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, 14 April – 20 June, she focuses on her exploration of the art of manuscript illumination, its underlying geometric structure and repertoire of imagery, and its links with fractal geometry. In this research seminar she will present her ongoing research and practice on illumination.

Convened by Dr Anna Contadini