Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Frescoes at Kailasanth Temple

For those who walk quickly through the Kailasanth Temple at Kanchipuram, it would be quite possible to miss the intermittent splashes of colors found in the many niches. Some of the relief sculptures such as the one above had patches of background still visible, whose kaleidoscope of brilliant colors reminded me of a stained glass window. In other niches, one could see portions of frescoes still visible. Again, how brilliant the colors must have once been! I found the linear quality of this fresco particularly beautiful.

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