how do we feel when we don’t know who the artist 👩🎨 is?
The way we engage with art largely revolves around the cult of the individual.
These stunning watercolours of India are testament to the creativity and skill of their anonymous maker.
Unknown histories behind artistic production, collection, marginalisation, or colonialism can help explain why these artists identities are lost to history.
Why do we place such attention & importance on knowing authorship and fame?
👩🎨The Taj Mahal and gardens. Unknown maker, Agra school, India. From a series of eight views of the Taj Mahal. Watercolour circa 1835.
The Gateway to the Taj Mahal. Unknown maker, Agra school, India.
A panel of interior sculpted flowers. Unknown maker, Agra school, India.
The interior of the dome. Unknown maker, Agra school, India.
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