Thursday, December 19, 2013

National Art Gallery, Chennai

The National Art Gallery located in Egmore area of Chennai, is one of the oldest art galleries in India. Henry Irwin designed this Gallery in Indo-Saracenic in a well orchestrated combination of Mughal, Hindi and classical elements. Main front echoes Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri



It has been constructed in 1906 with red stones. The gallery contains several Mugul paintings and rare works of Raja Ravi Varma. There is also a good collection of Tanjore Paintings.



The gallery is closed at present as ASI has taken up the work of restoration.



25 comments:

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

rupam sarma said...

Great captures

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Fabulous architecture. Thanks for sharing with us.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice art work!

EastCoastLife said...

Awesome building, love the details on the building.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Fascinating !

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Gorgeous building and so pleased to hear there is restoration going on!! That last shot is my personal favourite. YAM xx

ashok said...

great example of Indo-saresenic architecture...nicely captured!

thomas said...

Delicately crafted building.

Laura said...

Oh my, such extraordinary architectural details.. beautiful!

Al said...

That building is a work of art in itself.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful gallery! I do love the incredible detail! Terrific captures as always, Rajesh! I hope you and your family have a lovely weekend!!

Photo Cache said...

i love the architecture of fatehpur sikri.

ladyfi said...

Wow - gorgeous architecture.

Ileana said...

Awesome architecture!
Have a nice weekend!

Carol L McKenna said...

Great photos of a gorgeously carved building ~ amazing ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Lowell said...

The building is, itself, a magnificent work of art!

Gattina said...

What a beautiful building, looks if it was made out of laces !

George said...

What a beautiful, impressive building. I'm glad it's being restored.

Leovi said...

Wonderful building in these beautiful photos, excellent!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

What a gorgeous building! Lovely details.

Jeannie Marie said...

So lovely, so detailed. This is a wonderful photograph!

Pallavi said...

Indeed so beautiful! Love the intricate work on the walls.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Hmm, I've never been to here, despite living in Chennai

themoonstone said...

Beautiful carvings !