The veena has three parts - sound board, neck and pillar. The semi circular
body has more volume than weight. It extends into a long neck and curves in
a graceful manner to end. The ball shaped addition to the pillar is for
better sound effect. There are tuning knobs, two on each side. The strings
are crowded close together and are attached to the neck with
the help of pegs. The artist has painted each string carefully, separating
one from the other. They are thin strings as the sound of thinner strings is
richer in harmonics and more vigorous. When the string is plucked, the
vibration results in sound. And the sound of veena music is mesmerizing.
The line is thin and unswerving; each one of them defined and imperative.
Minimum color is used so as to let the beauty of the drawing take
precedence. Shading inside the instrument as well as the green effect
outside uplifts the veena into three dimensionality.
This description by Renu Rana.
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