Lekhan Sundari - Ishwara temple at Jalasangvi- (1076 - 1226 AD)
History : The below painting is inspired by the sculpture ( below ) called as Lekhana Sundari ( writing beauty ). This sculpture is part of the Ishwara temple at Jalasangvi or Jalasangi, in Bidar District in Karnataka. It is an important place of Kalyan Chalukya art and architecture.
The Jalasangvi Ishwara temple (1110 AD) was built during the reign of Vikramaditya VI (1076 - 1226 AD).She has written a few lines in old Kannada script — it is a eulogy to King Vikramaditya VI, who also had the epithet Vishnuvardhana. The script reads “Saptadveepodaree Bhutam Bhutalam Swakarishayati Chalukya Vikramaditya Saptamo Vishnuvardhanah” (Vikramaditya of the Chalukya dynasty captures and rules the land between the seven oceans).
About the painting: I was inspired because this painting shows a women. writing. This debunks the theory that women were backward. I have kept the original Jwellary but added a lot of gems to it. Green is a popular color in sari's so I made her clothing in green. She is wearing rings on her fingers too, and the angle in which she is holding the door board makes it unique. However, I am also curious why she could not take the board down, write on it and put it back on the door of her house ?.
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