You may think I am out of my mind by even thinking of something like this, turning this colourful region into black and white images. I am on my umpteenth trip to this region (This is home!) and this idea has taken root in my head. It is indeed very surprising to see that the details got pronounced as soon as the colour was taken away, perhaps the eye can only see as much.
The fresco paintings are a curious mix of Indian and European features. It is said that no two frescoes across the huge area of Shekhawati are the same. That could potentially mean more than a million different works of art. Wow. I am astounded to know that.
The paintings and murals depict characters and stories from history, Hindu mythology culture and life, erotica, and sometimes funny notions of science fiction!
Murals depicting 1. A steamer ship 2. The first horse drawn carriage in India.
Even after umpteen visits, it is clear that Shekhawati is a treasure trove for lovers of art and architecture. Someday, I hope to bring you stories from other lesser known places that only I as a local can find.
I would love to know your thoughts on this monochrome idea and how it went.