Lockdown Tales


    From the collection of the New York Public Library

    Meme by Srishti Budhori

    Paintings on mica were mostly produced in standard sets for the colonial tourist market. These were basically inspired by glass paintings which were popular in Europe and artists also used mica painting for preserving tracings of their family paintings. In some mica paintings, colour is applied to both sides – giving the painting a 3D effect!