Date(s) - 16/10/2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sculptural Masterpieces of Malhar and Tala
Malhar and Tala are two extraordinary sites of ‘late Gupta’ sculptural tradition from Chhattisgarh.
They have situated some 30 km from Bilaspur in the Mahanadi basin. They have been dated to the early sixth century BCE. Because of their late discovery, they have not entered our art history books and also not on the routine tourist routes.
If Malhar represents the grace and restraint of Gupta art, Tala mocks at it and revels in unorthodox
experimentation and profusion. This to invite all those interested in arts, especially sculpture to a slide show curated by me. There are about 100 odd slides, and I suppose it will take about 30 minutes for the presentation and we can hope to have a discussion for another 30 minutes.