Dr. Swapna Sathish
M.A, Ph.D, NET

Assistant Professor
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Contemporary Temple Murals of Tamil Nadu: Piety and Popularity

Research articles in journals

  • Challenging the Canonical Framework of Indian Art History: Temple Murals as Popular Visual Culture, Sport and Art 2(3), 2014, pp.41-45
  • Of Cats and their Sustenance: R.B. Bhaskaran, Indian Contemporary Art Journal, Volume 2, Issue II, 2010, pp.87-88
  • (Dis)interested Belief: Visual Piety in Contemporary Temple Murals, Kala Dirgha: Journal of Visual Art, Vol.9, No.18, April 2009, pp.70-72
  • Painting the Popular: Placing Modern Religious Painting in the Temples of Tamil Nadu, Nunkalai (March 2007), pp.24-27.
  • Religiosity of the Secular: A Case for the Paintings at ValluvarKottam, Chennai, Kala Dirgha: Journal of Visual Art, Vol.7, No.13, Oct 2006, pp.71-75.
  • Painted Walls, Painted Textiles: Tradition and Continuity, Journal of Indian History and Culture 12, 2001, pp.179-182.
  • Chapter House Decoration in Florence 1350-1500: Four Extant Decorative Schemes, Journal, Milton Keynes, 2001, pp.22-25.

Chapters in books

  • Co-editor: L. Daniel, S. Sathish, The Evolving Image: The Notion of Modern and Postmodern Art in Tamil Nadu, (University of Madras: Chennai, 2013)
  • ‘Art in Chennai in the Context of the Postmodern Question,’ in The Evolving Image: The Notion of Modern and Postmodern Art in Tamil Nadu (University of Madras: Chennai, 2013) 97-115
  • ‘Yogic Tracings: Gestural Representation of the Self,’ in C. Krishnaswamy: Contradicting equilibrium of the existing senses (Ashvita Fine Living: Chennai, 2012), 28-33
  • Art in the Raj Bhavans, in S. Muthiah, The Raj Bhavans of Tamil Nadu (South Zone Cultural Centre: Thanjavur, 2009), 147-178
  • A Richness of Furniture, in S. Muthiah, The Raj Bhavans of Tamil Nadu (South Zone Cultural Centre: Thanjavur, 2009), 179-190
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Popular Culture, Eighteenth Century Colonial Art in India.