Changing worlds: music, women, and fine arts in postcolonial Sri Lanka - a critical reading of four Sri Lankan artworks of female authorship relating to the world of music
The world of music 46,3.2004:101-119

##In this article I outline shifting artistic concepts of culture and cultural symbols in Sri Lanka. I examine four easel paintings that relate to the world of music, painted by four female Sri l,ankan artists. Taking these examinations as a starting point, I suggest various readings that reflect the social developments and cultural discourses of the island´s post-colonial era. These readings have implications for our understanding of Sri Lankan culture, artistic expression, gender, and the shifting meanings of musical instruments, symbols, and concepts.##

Keywords: music and painting, painting and music, women artists