Friday, August 27, 2010
Recent visit to Belur and Halebid along with friends and families aroused the thrill of my first visit there some fifteen years back. As a student of art it was a great experience. I had spent one complete week for studying and sketching. The star shaped architectural design of these temples with intricate carvings from bottom to top is the marvel of Hoysala architecture. Starting from the rows of carvings of animals and birds, and floral designs , then human life with all its all fire and fury, ending in the celestial world of Gods and Goddesses is really a pilgrimage from earth to heaven. Actually I'm deeply moved by the life of people depicted in these carvings. Here are some coloured sketches directly applied by the colour tubes on paper from the series named "Hoysala sketches".