Raja Deen Dayal, the legendary photographer of the British era, whose work was showcased in an exhibition at IGNCA New Delhi, specialized in portraits.
Recently, I visited National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. I was amazed to see the collection there, it truly shows how the ways and mediums of art, especially paintings, changed over a period of time starting from pre-independence era to the current times. Will try to write and put some pictures too.
But, the point i wanted to make was that even there I read about the special mention about Raja Deen Dayal. The info over there read that he was one of the most famous photographers who worked with British Govt and Indian Govt too. Also, that he specialized in portraits. So, I thought of posting the various portraits of women, I had captured in the exhibition at IGNCA. Due credit of the pictures to the curators of IGNCA.
|A British woman. See the matching umbrella and the hat kept on one side.|
|The portraits of a Nautch girl. See the saree worn by such a young girl.|
|Does it not remind you of the himachali dress people used to wear and pose when visiting any place in HImachal Pradesh of India??!|
|There is something about this picture, which you cannot miss. The serenity... and the beauty |
|See the attire of the girl... and her inability to 'pose' in some way or the other. But she looks very pretty.|