Draped in Grace

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Shringar , Jamini Roy

Image Courtesy CM Fine Arts

Willowy woman decks

in humble drape, exudes

fine feminine grace

Sringar” is a masterpiece painting by Jamini Roy (1887-1972),one of the most renowned Indian artists of the twentieth century . Broad brush strokes, simple forms, stretched eyes, decorative borders and use of flat colours are the dominant motifs in “Jamini Roy” paintings.

 

A Haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables in 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the second.

 

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43 thoughts on “Draped in Grace

  • February 18, 2016 at 8:21 am
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    A different one this is, I get the idea and agree to it 👍

  • February 18, 2016 at 8:26 am
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    lovely! well portrayed Somali 🙂
    Cheers, Archana

  • February 18, 2016 at 8:31 am
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    Beautiful!

  • February 18, 2016 at 1:04 pm
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    Embracing grace 🙂 Amazing poem and painting Somali.

    • February 18, 2016 at 7:54 pm
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      Thank you Varnam. My liking for Jamini Roy paintings goes back to my childhood when I thought these are so simple to replicate. 🙂

  • February 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm
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    A beautiful Haiku poetry depicting feminine grace along with the Master Painter Jamini Roy’s painting.
    Simplicity also enhances the feminine grace.

  • February 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    Lovely poetry in praise of a woman’s grace. 🌼 🌸 💐

  • February 18, 2016 at 2:53 pm
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    The lines exude the same riveting charm as the strokes of Jamini Roy!

    • February 18, 2016 at 8:03 pm
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      Too distant a comparison sir. Nonetheless, I am very elated with the comparison. 🙂 Thank you so much.

  • February 18, 2016 at 6:52 pm
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    Lovely 🙂 Sometimes the simplest is often not always the easiest to achieve 🙂 While I write poetry, I am no good at all at Haiku 🙂 And those simple brush strokes are amazingly good

    • February 18, 2016 at 10:38 pm
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      Thank you so much Sue. The original paintings look so simplistic that anybody would want to replicate them, but these are highly valuable. So far I have read only one poem of yours and it was beautiful . Probably because I have the habit of summarizing things in bullet-ed points, I feel comfortable with haiku and tanka. 🙂

      • February 19, 2016 at 2:40 am
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        I hope you drop by to read more of my poetry Somali.. And it would be a dull world if we all liked the same thing.. or were good at similar things 🙂 this way I get to enjoy Your style :-)… Forgive me if I do not catch every post though.. Love and Blessings.. xx

        • February 19, 2016 at 7:50 am
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          Sure Sue. I’ll drop by from time to time to read your poetry. I know it is practically not feasible to catch up every post. So please don’t feel hassled about that. Stay happy and blessed. 🙂

  • February 18, 2016 at 8:22 pm
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    The way Jamini Roy was graceful with her brush, the same way you are graceful with your words. Your Haiku is in tandem with the simple-looking yet extra-ordinary work of the great painter.

    • February 18, 2016 at 10:46 pm
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      Thank you. Very kind of you to say so Mathur ji but it is a very fat fetched comparison as I am just in the process of experimenting and learning.

  • February 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm
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    I really like this somali, you always capture feelings and ideas with grace!

  • February 18, 2016 at 11:05 pm
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    Wow somali … Very well described the painting..Amazing.. Simplicity reflects more grace.. Have a good time.. 🙂

  • February 19, 2016 at 1:19 am
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    Feminine grace is wonderfully defined in a saree…the painting of Jamini Roy and your words, both are revealing that sartorial elegance… 🙂

  • February 19, 2016 at 11:44 am
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    Lovely! Your haiku and the painting by Jamini Roy 🙂

  • February 19, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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    Jamini Roy’s painting is attractive and your short verse compliments it.

  • February 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm
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    Another lovely Haiku. Such a beautiful painting, and your Haiku complements the painting.
    Have a great weekend!

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