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Portraits of Indian Trees: Arundhati Vartak


Portraits of Indian Trees: Arundhati Vartak

By James J. White and Lugene B. Bruno. 1999.
44 pp.; 22 col., 13 b&w figs.; 7 1/2 x 10"; 6 oz. Pictorial stiff paper cover, $10.00 plus shipping and handling. ISBN 0-913196-66-5.

This illustrated catalogue accompanied exhibitions of artworks of Indian trees at Hunt Institute and at Chatham College. The catalogue includes an essay by artist Arundhati Vartak as well as biographical data and a portrait of the artist.

Kalpana Desai, Director, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, describes Arundhati Vartak as "one of the few artists who combines in her works a perception of the miniaturist and the technique of a modern artist."

Banyan Ficus beghalensis L.
used for the cover. of the book


Mast Tree Polyalthia longifolia Thw. (very young---small leaves), 1 March 1997. This sketch by Vartak was used on the back cover of the book.

Curator of Art James J. White describes the role of trees in India: "Regarded as kindly saints, they are revered as heavenly gifts and so have become established in myth, custom and spiritual belief throughout the subcontinent."


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