Garden and Cosmos: the Royal Paintings of Jodphur (2010-2018)

This project was a partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW, and later the Vivid Festival, to accompany paintings of the Rathores. These were expressed in an exquiste artistic catalogue that toured in the Smithsonian, the British Museum, and the AGNSW. Between the 17th and 19th centuries, the region of Jodphur produced a distinctive and inventive painting style. Paintings produced for the private enjoyment of the Maharaja and his court brought together traditional Rajasthani styles and combined them with styles developed in the imperial court of the Mughals. The music was described at the time as 'music of great beauty that transponds to the transcendental awareness of this superb collection, in innovative and traditional ways'. The project involved a collaboration between Kim Cunio and Dr Natesan Ramani, South India's premier flautist. Music from this project was also used in the Vivid Festival, directed by Martin Renwick. View more here

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