18th-Century Indian Art Expert Debra Diamond to Give Gallery Talk at U.Va. Art Museum on March 15

March 06, 2007

March 6, 2007 -- Debra Diamond, an expert in Asian art, will give the Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture in the Arts of Asia at the University of Virginia Art Museum on Thursday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. Diamond's talk, "The Aesthetics and Politics of Yoga in Jodhpur Painting," is in conjunction with the museum's exhibit "Intensity of Observation and Infinite Significance: Indian Painting at the University of Virginia Art Museum."

Diamond is assistant curator for South and Southeast Asian art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Her research interests include Rajput painting, a style of Indian painting that represents a number of distinct schools and evolved and flourished during the 18th century in the royal courts of Rajputana, India. Rajput painting embraces a number of common features and depicts themes, events of epics, Krishna’s life, beautiful landscapes and humans.

The exhibit, 'Intensity of Observation and Infinite Significance,' is on view through Sunday, March 18. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Parking is available in the A6 lot at the end of Madison Bowl across the street from the museum.   

For more information, call the U.Va Art Museum at (434) 924-3592.