Monday, December 29, 2014

Arizona Hindu Activist Outraged by Artwork by NYC Hindu Artist

ARTNET
By Henri Neuendorf
The Mural at the Brooklyn Museum has upset some Hindus Photo: New York Daily News
NEW YORK---A 60 foot (18.2 meter) mural at the Brooklyn Museum has outraged Hindu spiritual leaders in the US, Art Daily reports. The artwork, part of the museum's Eyes of Time exhibition, shows the goddess Kali with three legs, three breasts, six arms, and her face replaced by a clock. However, Rajan Zed, President of the Nevada-based Universal Society of Hinduism told the New York Daily News that “such absurd depiction of goddess Kali with no scriptural backing was hurtful to the devotees." [link]