I am a specialist in ancient South Asian art, architecture and archaeology but am equally drawn to art from the rest of the world. I grew up in England, and have now lived in Wales for many years. My husband Tom and I love to travel and discover the artistic traditions and cultures of other countries. A visit to a good museum or gallery tends to restore my faith in humanity. I started this blog several years ago when I was living in Germany and eventually had to put it aside due to work commitments – now i’m back!

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

W.B. Yeats



19 Responses to “Me”

  1. Congratulations, and welcome into the world of Blogging!!
    Wishing you much joy and success on the way 🙂

  2. A wonderful blog! (quickly marks as a favorite)

  3. A very promising start.

  4. LAXSHMI!!! I’m reading your blog all the time because although I adore art and everything to do with art, I’ve taken only a few measly courses in art history, so you are now my teacher! I love the pieces you choose because they are all so different, so beautiful and very tasteful! It’s really a treat to learn about art which inspires you =)

  5. very nice collection, best of luck lakshmi

  6. very nice laxmai

  7. Thanks a lot

  8. beautiful and inspiring, so wonderful to find this blog

  9. Just found your blog, really wonderful!

  10. Thank you all for your comments and encouragement! 🙂

  11. Hi Laxshmi–I just came across this blog accidentally and am very impressed–great work! I’m an architect and artist, and I’ve also spent considerable time in India (which is where my parents were born and raised). I found some of your photos fascinating. I was wondering what the beautiful image makes up the header for your blog–the black background bespeckled with glowing undertones–its fabulous. Could you tell me where you found it?

  12. Thank you so much Ami, I’m really glad you like the blog! The header is a detail from James McNeill Whistler’s Nocturne in Black and Gold (1875). I will put the full image up in a post. There will be lots more posts on Indian art and architecture to come as i’m going back there to do field work soon 🙂

  13. glad to see a georgious webblogsite…..!

  14. Thank you very much!

  15. real awesome woodblock work

  16. Hi Laxmi
    What a lovely piece of ongoing work. I adore the paper-cuts.

  17. Thanks Sue! I wish I had more time to work on it! x

  18. Just found you and what a treasure trove of wonderful art – opens doors to new enthusiasms and confirms current ones – thanks, from a new follower.

  19. What an erudite blog! It’s nice to know there are people thinking about art, architecture and ideas “out there”.

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