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The Language of Guler/Kangra Painting: Introduction to Landscape & Nature

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10:30- 17:30


Dr Susana Marin

Guler-Kangra painting is renowned for its exquisite depiction of Landscape & Nature, echoing the beauty of the Kangra Valley at the foothills of the Western Himalayas, where this art originated. This course explores the representation of Nature in Guler-Kangra idioms and the technique and style of Kangra painting. Participants are shown the stylisation of flora and fauna and landscape treatment and learn about the symbolic meaning that forms of Nature had in Kangra painting.

Students will have completed their own miniature painting by the end of the course.

This course launches the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, which aims to expand the Asian arts courses at The School. Find out more about the courses which are part of the programme here.

View the photos from the Landscape in Guler-Kangra Pahari Painting course here.


Dr Susana Marin

Dr Marin learnt the art of Kangra painting in India with masters of Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. Her PhD from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts explored Pahari painting as a living tradition through analysis of how it is presently understood, practiced, and transmitted. Her research contributes to current scholarship on Pahari painting recording the knowledge of living masters, and her own artwork is a contribution to current efforts to keep Guler and Kangra painting alive.

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