Second Week's Assignment

Stella Kramrisch, who was the curator of Indian art at the Philadelphia Museum for many years, wrote her first study of Indian Sculpture (1933) quite early in her career. While much scholarship has superseded it in terms of regions, chronology, and style, it still remains a touchstone for an understanding and appreciation of Indian sculpture. While not easy to read, there are insights throughout. To put your preliminary review of her accomplishment in perspective, contrast Roger Fry's "last lecture" on Indian sculpture, published six years later than her work. Please come next week prepared to begin a discussion of Fry and Kramrisch, with perhaps a couple of pages of questions or responses to add to the discussion.