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Kerala's ancient mural art now embellishes unconventional spaces, from airport walls to saris.

It actually took a devastating fire to revive Kerala's ancient temple mural art. And so successful was its resurrection that it has almost evolved into a contemporary genre. In fact, a 4,000-sq-ft Kerala mural by artist Suresh Muthukulam decorates the T2 terminal at the Mumbai international airport.

A huge fire destroyed art works at the famous Guruvayoor temple in 1970. "By mid-1980s, the devaswom authorities decided to renovate and restore the art works but there were simply not enough mural artists around...........Read more

 

Source: The Times of India


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