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This painting was chosen
71%
of the time over other paintings.

There might be a slight positive correlation between experience and favorability in this painting; The more a person knows about Indian Paintings, the more likely they are to like this painting! Jump to graph

Women slightly favor this painting. Jump to graph

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Caption: Vali and Sugriva Fighting Page from an illustrated manuscript of the Ramayana Northern India (Punjab Hills, Jammu area), ca. 1700-1710 Opaque watercolor on paper Overall: 8 x 12 1/4 in. (20.3 x 31.1 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Peter Findlay, 77.201.1

Label: This painting is from a large series of illustrations narrating one of Hinduism’s great epics, the Ramayana. Much of the story takes place in the wilderness, where the hero, Rama, has been exiled. While there, Rama befriends a monkey, Sugriva, who wishes to overthrow his own brother to become king of the monkeys. This painting shows the pivotal battle between Sugriva and his brother, Vali, with Rama (with blue skin) looking on. Sugriva will eventually win when Rama shoots Vali with an arrow. Paintings from this series are characterized by their lively figures, which are almost always set against single-color backdrops with minimal indication of location (here, a single tree).

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25-34 y.o. women with "no experience" 45-54 y.o. women with "some experience" 55-64 y.o. women with "some experience" 18-24 y.o. women with "more than a little experience" 25-34 y.o. women with "more than a little experience"
Liked this painting:
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Preferred others:      
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Experience

There might be a slight positive correlation between experience and favorability in this painting; The more a person knows about Indian Paintings, the more likely they are to like this painting!

Not so much Some More than a little Above average Expert
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Age

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Gender

Women slightly favor this painting.

Women Men
Liked this painting:
+1%
 
Preferred others:  
-3%

* We have low confidence in this metric because relatively few people in this group (less than 50) rated this object.

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