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Great Indian Fruit Bat, ca. 1777-82. Creator: Bhawani Das

Great Indian Fruit Bat, ca. 1777-82. Creator: Bhawani Das


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Great Indian Fruit Bat, ca. 1777-82. Creator: Bhawani Das

Great Indian Fruit Bat, ca. 1777-82

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This print showcases the exquisite artwork of Bhawani Das, a talented artist from the 18th century. Titled "Great Indian Fruit Bat, " this masterpiece depicts a stunning portrayal of a majestic bat in flight. Created using opaque watercolor on paper, Das skillfully captures every intricate detail of this fascinating creature. The Great Indian Fruit Bat is beautifully rendered with vibrant colors and meticulous brushstrokes that bring it to life. The wings are meticulously depicted, showcasing their impressive span and delicate texture. The artist's attention to detail is evident in the careful rendering of each individual hair on the bat's body, creating a sense of realism and depth. Bhawani Das' expertise in zoological art shines through in this exceptional piece. His ability to capture the essence and gracefulness of these creatures is truly remarkable. This artwork not only serves as an aesthetic delight but also provides valuable insights into India's rich natural heritage. Displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this print allows viewers to appreciate Bhawani Das' artistic prowess and his contribution to preserving India's cultural legacy through his work. It serves as a testament to both the artist's talent and his dedication to capturing nature's beauty on canvas. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply fascinated by wildlife, this print offers an opportunity for contemplation and appreciation of one of nature's most intriguing creatures - the Great Indian Fruit Bat.

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