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Divine worlds, Indian paintings at the National Gallery

By johnboy 31 August 2012 0

kota school

The National Gallery is giving notice of their new exhibition of Indian painting:

Divine worlds brings together masterpieces of Indian painting from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Dating from the 15th to the 20th century, the paintings range from exquisite intimate miniatures to vast hunting scenes, monumental pilgrimage maps and brilliantly coloured devotional shrine hangings. Celebrating the traditions of Hindu, Jain and Islamic India, the paintings are rich in legend, regal drama and romance. Divine worlds will offer a magnificent opportunity to revel in rarely seen treasures from the national art collection.

[Image detail above:
Kota school , Rajasthan, India, Krishna’s fluting summons the entranced gopis for Autumn Moon festival [Sharad purnima]; shrine hanging [pichhavai] c. 1840, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2005]

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