Monday, 6 September 2010

Erotic Khajuraho

Khajuraho is famous for its erotic temples. It is a huge complex of 25 temples, built around the year 1000 and hidden in the jungle for centuries. The temples are incredible richly detailed, and among the thousands of statues there are a lot of depictions of sexual intercourse. People were not so prude thousand years ago.
I tried different drawing styles in these sketches.

Khajuraho, de erotisch tempels. Gebouwd rond AD 1000, en rijk gedecoreerd met duizenden beelden. En sommige laten zeer expliciete standjes zien.


Beá Meira said...

I enjoy especially when you mix diferentes views.
In your images India doesn´t seem too crowded. And looks nice, green and quite.

Pooja said...

Hi Rene, I love your take on India. The black and white painting of the temple is brilliant. If you plan to spend a fair amount of time in India, I suggest you visit Hampi in Karnataka. The temple ruins are beautiful there.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Bea, well India is crowded indeed, but sometimes people get in the way of what you want to draw ;)
Pooja, we will certainly return to India, travelling there was not always nice, but certainly a rewarding experience. India touched us deeply.
I looked up the Hampi temple complex, it looks amazing, I loved the chariot and the waterpit. Thanks for the tip!

Rodney said...

De verschillene stijlen zijn goed gelukt; de zwart-wite vind ik bijzonder mooi!

Rene Fijten said...

Dank je Rodney, ik had de potloodschets in India gemaakt, de bedoeling was uitwerken in kleur, maar ik zag erg op tegen de representatie van de fijne details, tot mijn verbazing pakte dit zwartwit erg goed uit.