This painting of a dancer is based on canons of Guler Painting. Its colour
is pure and delicate and the line is firm and unswerving in its flow. The
dancer, in an elegant pose is tall and lissome. She is of slender waist and
broad hips and covered from head to toe with finery and ornaments. Her eyes
are delicately shaped with high, thin eyebrows. The hair is brushed back
from the forehead where it is covered by a fine veil. The nose in profile is
straight and sharp. The face displays a soft, mildly smiling expression. Her
spotted pyjamas are topped by a diaphanous ghagra in soft yellow. The choli
and the odhini is in the same colour. The odhini has an elegant design on
the ends and the edges are tasselled. Her elaborate jewellery has been
detailed by the artist. Her triple stringed 'ghungroos' or tinkle bells
complete the picture of the dancer. The sound of these bells must go so well
with her graceful movement.
The artists' choice of warm colours such as lemon yellow and lime green
argument well with the painting making it a remarkable portrait.
This description by Kiranjyot.
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