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May 16, 2010

Gothic Arches Challenge "Bollywood"


It is with great pleasure that I hosted this week's theme at Gothic Arches challenge and I chose "Bollywood". Thought it would be fun to do a little research to find out just what Bollywood is all about.
You take the colorful culture of Bombay India (which is now Mumbai) and combine it with the theatrical film industry of Hollywood and you get ... "Bollywood". Per Bollyworld.com, Bollywood films are usually musicals. Few movies are made without at least one song-and-dance number. Indian audiences expect full value for their money; they want songs and dances, love interest, comedy and dare-devil thrills, all mixed up in a three hour long extravaganza with intermission. Such movies are called masala movies, after the spice mixture masala. Like masala, these movies have everything. Hope you enjoyed the history lesson and have fun making your arch. :)

9 comments:

Martina2801 said...

Your arch is gorgeous, Toni!
Fantastic piece of art!

Athena said...

This is very unique, with gorgeous sparkles, lots of movement,texture and vibrancy. This piece is 100% Bollywood and more! Great arch :)

Ginger said...

Loved your theme! Had fun doing mine.
Your art work is fabulous!
Enjoy your weekend!

Kris Dickinson said...

Your Bollywood collage arch is fascinating! Great theme this week too Toni, thanks for hosting. - Kris

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is gorgeous. Beautiful imagery and wonderfully presented.
Love it, Toni.

Basement gal said...

Thank you for such an interesting theme this week and such an inspiring piece.

Jana said...

Beautiful. A true masala piece. Love all the details you put here.

Paper Paradise said...

Just found your lovely blog via a link on my friend site Our Vintage Affair. You are so creative and have some lovely inspirational pieces here. Look forward to following! x

Effie said...

Lovely arch.. so much detail and lots to look at!

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.