Flowing with Navarasa
It’s time to draw some inspiration on art from ancient means. While modern artists grapple to make some sort of logic out of the madness of art, the ancients had already squeezed out the juice of aesthetics (art sense) and presented it in the simple form of the Rasa (mellows or juice).
Artists just need to work with these Rasa of which nine principle categories are outlined, to mix according to their requirements to create their stories, paintings, drama and music.
It was as simple as that. I guess it is time we give up our ego and subscribe to the well thought-out guideliness of the ancients.
Photograph by Dr Vijaya Sangkar Jaganathan.