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Rowdra – Rasa1

October 30, 2009 2 comments

I thought doing a sketch based on a theme. The first one to strike my mind was navarasas (9 emotions) .Wikipedia defines rasa as “something that denotes an essential mental state and is the dominant emotional theme of a work of art or the primary  feeling that is evoked in the person that views, reads or hears such a work” . Rasas give colour to human life. The nine rasas are

1. Shringara 2. Hasya 3. Bhibatsya 4. Rowdra 5. Shanta 6. Veera 7. Bhaya 8. Karuna 9. Adbhuta

Case in point – Rowdra

Rowdra is anger and all its forms. Outrage over audacious behaviour and disobediaence, the fury caused by an offense, the rage evoked by disrespect and anger over injustice are all forms of Rowdra.

In this sketch, a symbolic representation is used to explain Rowdram.. Imagine how much anger should one guy have over the other person  so as to think of squeezing a guy like a sheet of paper.

A more interested reader can refer these links to know more abt rasas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rasa_%28aesthetics%29

http://www.ee.caltech.edu/~gowaikar/rand/navaras.html

Ref : The Art of Drawing, William Pogany