Parallels : Finding Rothko
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Parallels : Finding Rothko

Parallels : Finding Rothko

In a new series we debut, titled Parallels, we seek out juxtaposition and inspiration for the sari, finding facets of its elements, colour and layout in varied forms of art - from painting to poetry. In this, the first of the series, we turn to artist Mark Rothko, whose crystallized view of colour and geometry reminds us of the more essential layout of the kanjivaram : at once bold, colourful and dramatic, we cannot help but see the essence of the kanjivaram weave in his canvases. Inspired by his stark use of format and colour, we have sifted through our repertoire to put together a collective that focuses on the core of the kanjivaram sari, highlighting layout and colour.
This curation of drapes, we believe, distils the emotion of the kanjivaram, showcasing the craft at its most bare and beautiful, and in this, we find parallels with, and inspiration from Rothko's art.