Two centuries ago, the British botanists began a visual study of Indian flora. Indian artists were commissioned to make botanical paintings which were sent back to Britain where it still survives in collections at some of the Royal botanical gardens.
India has always been a pluralist society with many influences. The flora is a manifestation of this. Over the centuries the Indian flora has been cross-pollinated through trade from regions across the world. These over time got indigenised and became Indian. This collection of paintings celebrate this legacy.
This series of Botanical Paintings were produced by Siddhartha Das Studio in collaboration with skilled miniature artists.
A selection of 40 paintings was exhibited online at the India International Centre in 2020.