New painting art

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Tenali Ramakrishna said, `In paintings you have to imagine the rest. You haven't yet see my masterpiece.' then he led him to a blank wall with a few strokes of green on it.

Tenali Rama's art

Tenali Ramakrishna was a great poet and intelligent fellow. He was not only the best poet, but also humorous man in the court of Vijayanagar dynasty. He was a famous poet in the Ashta Diggaj (The eight poets), in the period of Krishnadevaraya. Krishnadevaraya was the greatest king of all the Vijayanagar emperors.

Once the great king Krishnadevaraya wanted paintings on his palace walls, so he commissioned a painter to cover his walls with pictures. The pictures were much admired, but Tenali Ramakrishna had his questions. Standing before a body drawn in profile, he asked naively, where is the other side? Where are the other parts? The king laughed and replied, don't you know that you must imagine them?' oh! That's how paintings are done! I understand now', said Tenali Ramakrishna.

A few months later, Tenali Ramakrishna came to the king and said, `I have been practising the art of painting night and day for months. I' d love to paint some things on your walls'.

The king said, wonderful! Why don't you get rid of the old faded paintings and paint, new pictures?'

Tenali Ramakrishna white washed over the old paintings and made new ones of his own in their place. He drew a leg here, an eye there, a finger in another place. He covered the walls with many such body parts, and then invited the king to view his handiwork. The king was both surprised and dismayed by these dismembered limbs on his walls and asked, what have you done here? Where are the pictures?'

Tenali Ramakrishna said, `In paintings you have to imagine the rest. You haven't yet see my masterpiece.' then he led him to a blank wall with a few strokes of green on it.

`What's this?' asked the king, somewhat exasperated.
`That's a cow eating grass'.
`But where is the cow? Asked the king.
`After eating its fill of grass, the cow went home to its shed,' said Tenali Ramakrishna. Then all were laughing with claps.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
2nd Dec 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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