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An Untouchable Drawing

Jayantha Silva

Sri Lanka

Drawing, Charcoal on Paper

Size: 18 W x 12 H x 0.4 D in

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About The Artwork

Relegated to rodda History confirms that the Rodi were indeed outcastes, who suffered many prohibitions under the laws of the Kandyan Kingdom during the Middle Ages. They were considered the scum of humanity, and were given the name Rodi, derived from rodda, filth. They were not permitted to wear any clothing above the waist, and were compelled to salute everyone they met by making low obeisance. Such caste restrictions, including untouchability, have been prohibited by Sri Lankan law since 1957

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Drawing:Charcoal on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:18 W x 12 H x 0.4 D in

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Jayantha's style is one of realism as opposed to abstract art. He is a perfectionist who strives for excellence. He attributes his talent to his habit of actively looking at the environment everywhere he goes, and also to his photographic memory which enables him to see something and store it in his mind, for recall many months or years later. He also has the ability to see a finished work, when we would see only a blank canvas. His forte is painting the human figure. Even as a child he loved to paint figures and nudes, at a time when children did not have the access to see such images.

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