The Indian beauty myth has its roots in the history of the Aryan-Dravidian divide, which has permeated Indian consciousness for decades. The dusky charm of the southern rural women may have been eclipsed by the tone of the skin, but “ man-oh-man” the infinite beauty of the face reigns supreme across the nation.
With abstraction taking over the art world, very few realistic painters remain loyal to the genre that they marvel and revel in and tend to move towards the trend and “ market expectations” in art.
Sadly Photo-realistic paintings have not been given the status that it deserves and is often looked down upon as reproduction of a photograph.. The truth however is that the test of mastery of art lies in realism than in abstracts.
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