Indian paintings on wood
Indian-themed Art on wood by Anjana Bhardwaj
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A painting on wood by Anjana Bhardwaj Flowers hold a significant place in Indian art, culture and mythology. Often a specific flower and fragrance is associated with individual Gods and deities. Flowers are loved for their beauty & fragrance and are also considered symbols of purity, strength, and generosity. Flowers are used in Ayurveda for their medicinal properties, as decorations because of the beauty & positive energy they bring, and were used to make dyes for painting in ancient India.
A painting on wood by Anjana Bhardwaj Radha and Krishna are collectively known within Hinduism as the combined forms of both, feminine and masculine realities of God. They say that Krishna enchants the world, but Radha enchants even him. Therefore, she is the supreme goddess of all, and together they are called as Radha-Krishna. Krishna grew up as a cow herder and also goes by the names Govinda and Gopala, which also mean “protector of cows”, this is why he is often depicted with cows.
A painting on wood by Anjana Bhardwaj Raja Sawant Singh was the king of Kishangarh (1748–1764).He fell deeply in love with Vishnupriya (later known as Bani Thani) a talented poet and singer in his court. He himself was an accomplished poet and a devotee of lord Krishna and their bond has often been compared to the love of Radha-Krishna. Their love became legendary, and inspired much of the evocative and romantic paintings for which Kishangarh is justly famous.
A painting on wood by Anjana Bhardwaj Bani Thani, born Vishnupriya, was a talented singer and poet in the court of King Sawant Singh of Kishangarh (1748–1764). She became known as 'Bani Thani' - "a well-dressed lady", due to the exquisite jewelry & makeup that she used to adorn herself with after becoming queen. Their love became legendary and inspired much of the evocative and romantic paintings for which Kishangarh is justly famous.
"Bani Thani" 85cm x 85cm on Chestnut wood, My own take on an old Indian painting with some Rajasthani & Mughal latticework. Bani Thani was a singer and poet in Kishangarh in the time of king Sawant Singh (1748–1764). Her portrait was painted by Nihal Chand and was featured in an Indian stamp issued on 5 May 1973. She is also known by some as the Indian Mona Lisa 😊
Limbic Resonance 30cm x 30cm Within the effulgence of their new brain, mammals develop a capacity we call ‘Limbic Resonance’ - a symphony of mutual exchange and internal adaptation whereby they become attuned to each other’s inner states.
"Goddess Kali - a modern avatar" 60cm x 40cm A modern rendition of Kali - the very misunderstood, mythological goddess of moksha, destroyer of the ego. Her black skin represents the darkness we relate to as nothingness - the darkness from which everything is created and eventually dissolves into. The severed head she holds represents the demons she slays. The weapons she holds she uses to sever ties with the ego - the obsession we develop with our physical bodies, the same ego that makes u
"Phases of Life" 30cm x 120cm A journey through different phases of life Sometimes life is fluid, so fluid that we can barely be contained within lines we set for ourselves Sometimes we spill out, uncontainable There are times when the need to define seems unnecessary And then there are times when we feel the need to be safe, contained within our comfort zone
"Mughal King" 80cm x 40cm My own take on Rajasthani style miniature art with Rajasthani & Mughal lattice work.
"Bani Thani" 80cm x 40cm My own take on an old Indian painting with some Rajasthani & Mughal latticework. Bani Thani was a singer and poet in Kishangarh in the time of king Sawant Singh (1748–1764). Her portrait was painted by Nihal Chand and was featured in an Indian stamp issued on 5 May 1973. She is also known by some as the Indian Mona Lisa 😊 .