Art, Sculpture and Treasures of India

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 25 May 2015 Rare Paintings
The House of Bijapur
Painting by Kamal Muhammad and Chand Muhammad (active 1680s)
Illustrated album leaf
ca. 1680
Deccan, Bijapur
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper

? The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read More
 25 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Painted Cloth (Pichwai) Depicting the Celebration of the Festival of Cows
Late 18th?early 19th century
Deccan, India
Painted and printed gold and silver leaf, opaque watercolor on indigo-dyed cotton

? The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read More
 22 May 2015 Video
Video:
Shiva - The Lord of Dance
The Chola bronzes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Narrated by Izhar Patkin

Watch this beautiful HD video:

http://bit.ly/1KppLlW

An artist's experience with the awe inspiring Chola statues in the Met Museum. Read More
 20 May 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
The Ajanta cave murals: 'nothing less than the birth of Indian art'.
By William Dalrymple
The Guardian

The paintings are possibly the finest surviving picture galleries from the ancient world. Now, the oldest in two of the caves ? hidden for decades ? have been painstakingly restored to... Read More
 18 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Copy of painting in the caves of Ajanta by Robert Gill, oil on canvas, 1850-1854, India.

This is a copy of a painting in cave 1 at Ajanta. The white patches cover fragile areas that require conservation work. The Ajanta cave paintings are the oldest surviving examples of painting in India. They ... Read More
 17 May 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Unseen Ajanta
By William Dalrymple
Outlook Magazine - November 24, 2014

The oldest classical Indian paintings, retrieved from time, and decay.

..."More exciting still, this earliest phase of work is not just very old, but very fine indeed and painted in a quite different style, and usi... Read More
 15 May 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
How the Ajanta murals were created
By Aishwarya Pramod
The Magic Tours of India Blog

The Ajanta cave paintings (from around 200 BCE to 500 CE) represent India's art at a great height of sophistication and skill. These scenes of the life of Buddha and the bodhisattvas, natural beauty and... Read More
 10 May 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Operation Hidden Idol: The Struggle To Bring Back Indian Antiquities
By S. Vijay Kumar
Swarajya

After the first part on how artefacts worth millions are smuggled from India because of the indifference of the authorities, the sequel looks at what happens to these lost Gods in an unendin... Read More
 9 May 2015 Sculpture
Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles
India, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir region, 10th-11th century
Sculpture
Copper alloy

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 9 May 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
India Has Abandoned Its Gods
By S.Vijay Kumar
Swarajya

How artefacts worth millions are smuggled from India, and the authorities don?t seem to care.

A few days ago a US official revealed the full extent of ?Operation Hidden Idol? which had recovered approximately 2,600 items worth an e... Read More
 13 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
India: Art and Culture, 1300?1900
By Stuart Cary Welch
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1985

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India: Art and Culture 1300?1900 is a tribute to the rich and varied culture of India... Read More
 13 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Satarudriya: Vibhuti Or Shiva's Iconography
Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by Abhinav Publications - 1976

The present book on ?Satarudriya: Vibhuti of Siva?s Iconography? is not only the text from the Krishnayajurveda Taittiriya Samhita with its translation but is a discussi... Read More
 12 Apr 2015 Sculpture
Vishnu in agama asana
India, Uttar Pradesh, 11th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 12 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Vishnudharmottara - A Treatise on Indian Painting and Image-Making
By Stella Kramrisch
Lecturer in Fine Arts (Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture), Calcutta University
Published by Calcutta University Press - 1928

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Down... Read More
 11 Apr 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Manifestations of Shiva
By Stella Kramrisch
Published by The Philadelphia Museum of Art - 1981

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http://bit.ly/1z67sZD

This exhibition, "Manifestations of Shiva," is planned as a tribute to India, to its long civiliz... Read More
 11 Apr 2015 Video
Video lecture:
Vidya Dehejia on Chola Bronzes

Art historian Vidya Dehejia illuminates the Asia Society Museum exhibition Devotion in South India: Chola Bronzes in this slide lecture. (57 min.)

Watch this video:

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 10 Apr 2015 New Books
New Book:
Art of the Imperial Cholas
By Vidya Dehejia
Published by Columbia University Press - 2013

Preview this book online:

http://bit.ly/1DsPwxE

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Book Review:
This book is adapted from a series of lectures given by the author at the Asia Society in 19... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 Sculpture
A copper alloy figure of SHIVA BHIKSHATANA
South India, Tanjore, Nayak Dynasty, 17th century.

The present sculpture depicting Shiva?s manifestation as Bhikshatana, ?the enchanting mendicant,? embodies the inspired modeling, sinuous elegance and spontaneous charm of late south Indian bronze casti... Read More
 8 Apr 2015 Sculpture
The Bodhisattva Maitreya
India, Bihar, Gaya District, 11th century
Sculpture
Schist

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 4 Apr 2015 Sculpture
Hanuman
India, Tamil Nadu, 1600 AD
Sculpture
Copper alloy

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More