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jkvlondon posted a topic in WHAT'S HAPPENING?Waheguru ji K aKhalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh On this weekend , 4th March Guru Manieyo Granth Gurdwara sahib , Slough, UK will host the art exhibition " Without Shape, Without Form" admission free spread the news amongst your loved ones .
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHIDe6lofwnKVT7LNiBgr4A/videos hi guys, so basically iv uploaded four videos on YouTube. their about Sikh art mostly, which I feel has been ignored. so I was a fine art student at uni and most of my art was based on traditional indian art, such as the various schools of miniature paintings in northern india i.e. the pahari schools, Punjab plains, Kashmiri style etc. so over the three years I collected over 1000 pictures of art and some photography as part of my research, I used postcards, internet, books etc so now that iv finished uni I decided to get rid of all the pics that I saved as I need space on my pc. but then I decided to upload the pictures instead as I feel Sikh art is completely ignored by people! most people probably don't even know Sikh art exists or that Sikhs historically were subjects of many artists. during maharaja ranjit singhs time, art in Punjab was at its peak, he employed many artists from up and down the country making the art of Punjab arguably the most diverse and fascinating art in india, today its been completely ignored. during ranjit singhs reign Amritsar was famed for its wall paintings/frescoes, nearly every single building in Amritsar was decorated with beautiful frescoes. temples were completely covered with wall paintings to the point where you couldn't even see the bricks, today most of these old buildings in Amritsar have been destroyed a replaced with ugly "modern" buildings, which completely destroys the character of the old walled city. so iv decided to upload some pics rather than just delete them all. maybe its because I have passion for art and feel like art should not be forgotten and destroyed! iv got two videos of paintings and two of old photographs which show the character of the old walled city. the most exiting thing I researched was how the image of guru nanak has changed in the last couple of hundred years, early paintings of guru nanak from the19th century depict guru nanak as a wondering faqir or yogi, completely different to how artist portray him now. im making a video of this aswell but its long so its going to take a while. iv also started making one with historical depictions of guru gobind, which are not that different to how artist depict him now. so I was just wondering did I make these videos ok? how can I improve them? iv never made videos before. so how can I improve them? is the message clear? please be honest lol the link is at the top thanks
The title is possibly a little misleading, I'm not advertising an ebay auction (if the mods and sangat dont mind i may do shortly). Just wanted an opinion from veer n pehn ji's. I have a relative in punjab in who is a pretty brilliant artist (in my view), he sells some of his sikhi related artwork in the local town for pittance and this is generally his way of feeding the family. I was thinking of listing some of oil paintings and sketches on ebay as I'm sure if there are plenty of people like me out there that would like high quality work such his for very reasonable prices - at the same time he'll make a more comfortable living. Before I go ahead and list some of his images on ebay I wanted to know if I'm likely to face any kind of a backlash or if theres even a market for artwork? His artwork is generally of gurdware or modified reproductions of the images of guru's in the mainstream.