This is a blog to honor the cinema and great work of art that was created in old days of bollywood. To remember all of those actresses and actors.

 

imagediver:

Click on the image to see the detail in context, within a zoomable version of the painting.
Detail from Artists and Calligraphers at Work, a Moghul (or Mughal) miniature painting, 1590-1595 by an anonymous artist, from the the Collection of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan.

It is so frustrating when artist belonging to the Indian empire cannot be acknowledged for their great work because your names have been lost or either purposely hidden. And we know all of the names of the European Renaissance artist, Baroque etc you name it and we know them. This is what colonization does it takes away a person’s history.

imagediver:

Click on the image to see the detail in context, within a zoomable version of the painting.

Detail from Artists and Calligraphers at Work, a Moghul (or Mughal) miniature painting, 1590-1595 by an anonymous artist, from the the Collection of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan.

It is so frustrating when artist belonging to the Indian empire cannot be acknowledged for their great work because your names have been lost or either purposely hidden. And we know all of the names of the European Renaissance artist, Baroque etc you name it and we know them. This is what colonization does it takes away a person’s history.

vintagesareeblouse:

And some of the discarded influences - like jaunty caps - need to come back. 

vintagesareeblouse:

And some of the discarded influences - like jaunty caps - need to come back. 

art-of-swords:

White Jade Hilted Damascus Dagger

Chinese hand carve lotus-hilt Damascus dagger. Handle is constructed of a handsome white jade. The blade is of beautiful middle eastern or Moghul design. It measures 31.2cm long and dates from the Qianlong period.

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aatmma:

Woman on Charpai by Amrita Sher-Gil
One of Sher-Gil’s recurrent themes is the isolated lifestyle of women living on feudal estates, immersed in their private thoughts and desires. She acknowledged the influence of Moghul miniatures on this work, which she described as ‘a girl in red flowered clothes (the Punjabi dress, tight red trousers, shirt and veil)… reclining in a charpoy, its posts of an incandescent red rose round her like tongues of flame…It is a sensual picture, but not sensual in the effete rather repulsive manner of some of our good Bombay fine art exhibitors.’

aatmma:

Woman on Charpai by Amrita Sher-Gil

One of Sher-Gil’s recurrent themes is the isolated lifestyle of women living on feudal estates, immersed in their private thoughts and desires. She acknowledged the influence of Moghul miniatures on this work, which she described as ‘a girl in red flowered clothes (the Punjabi dress, tight red trousers, shirt and veil)… reclining in a charpoy, its posts of an incandescent red rose round her like tongues of flame…It is a sensual picture, but not sensual in the effete rather repulsive manner of some of our good Bombay fine art exhibitors.’

I should start a devdas blog haha

“In a lavish dance sequence (Dola Re), where Bhansali pits Madhuri against the much younger Aishwarya, you can see the latter has the slimmer waist, but the former´s moves, which come from within, put her all the way up there with the dancing greats. You can see that she is not just following the choreographer´s directions which can turn dance numbers into mere callisthenic exercises, she is in the moment, going with the flow, with all her being.”Shubhra Gupta

These two are probably the best dancers in Bollywood of our time. I miss seeing Madhuri in movies :(

(Source: madhuri-dixit)