Ragamala Paintings from India: Poetry, Passion, Song

A ragamala or 'garland of ragas' is a set of miniature paintings depicting various musical modes, ragas, of Indian music.

Bhairava Raga, Pahari, Nurpur, c 1690 Private collection

Bhairava Raga, Pahari, Nurpur, c 1690

Each painting is accompanied by a brief caption or poem that describes the mood of the raga, most frequently devotion and love " in its various aspects.Ragamala painting flourished throughout the royal courts of India in the late 1400s and dwindled in the 1800s, with the decline of aristocratic patronage. This exhibition will unveil a rare collection of 24 exquisite miniatures from the Claudio Moscatelli Collection, in a journey across the Indian subcontinent. It is the first show in the UK to focus exclusively on the Ragamala genre.

Venue details

Dulwich Picture Gallery Gallery Road London SE21 7AD 020 8693 5254 www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass – £4 (standard admission £8)

Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm

Sat – Sun, 11am – 5pm

Closed Mondays

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