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12-27-2007, 06:00 AM

Title: Lonely Temples
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 50 x 35
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

This is a scene that haunted me after my tour in a remote village in Muloti. There I saw a whole lost city composed of Terracotta Temples. Lonely, uncared for and at times butchered by the local villagers. A sign board near the place said that out of 180 temples only 72 survive but it could have been 27. Who cares.<br>Somehow the very loneliness of these temples touched me a lot.

i am reposting it.<br>Please feel free to crit. the work.<br>Thanks for your crits

thomas w
12-27-2007, 08:53 AM
I like your dramatic affect of shadows and brilliant blue. Then the foreground with red, green, and yellow make this a pure work to enjoy. Great job expressing the loneliness of the building.
Thomas W

Anthony Nightowl
12-27-2007, 01:48 PM
From the very moment your pic started downloading I felt foreboding and I didn't like it. and the moment I read your account I knew why. Now I like it

12-28-2007, 01:52 AM
Thanks Thomas, Thanks Anthony.
I tried my best to express my feelings.

12-28-2007, 01:55 AM
I can see why. So much of our history is lost untill someone who cares can draw, write or paint about it.......Where is Muloti.............. would be great to see your lonley temples

12-28-2007, 01:59 AM
ooooh! This is cool, it seems to glow. I like this a lot just how it is.

12-28-2007, 02:57 AM
What an exciting painting! Now, was it dark when you saw this site of temples or are you expressing the loneliness of what you saw. My bet is the latter.

01-02-2008, 02:06 AM
I am really overwhelmed with such wonderfull replies.
Thanks to all.
creodont MUloti is in Jharkhand somewhere to be accessed from Dumka-Rampurhat Road. True neglect can have severe effect on cultures.
Thanks Lyneth.
Thanks KYRed, it was not dark rather it was midday and sun was real high. But while painting I felt the mood calls for darkness. Perhaps loneliness is stressed by darkness.

Sally C
01-03-2008, 10:25 AM
I like how, you knew exactly what you wanted to say about this subject ...and it shows in how you painted it....your message is easy to read from the foreboding and isolation you have captured in this painting.
Excellent work.

01-04-2008, 03:45 AM
It really does come through as foreboding, forgotten and in ruins. But the brighter patch at the bottom of the painting kind of portrays hope for the future.

01-07-2008, 02:20 AM
Thanks Sally, Thanks Ozi.
I really feel encouraged by so many replies. At first I was rather discouraged by the work.
Thanks again.