Monday, October 5, 2015

Chicago's 'Gates of the Lord' opens a new view of Krishna art

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
By John Carpenter
ILLINOIS---When the Art Institute of Chicago's Madhuvanti Ghose was a young girl, she traveled from her native Calcutta with her mother to the town of Nathdwara, where they visited the small colony of artists known for their exquisite depictions of Krishna as a young boy. As the artists showed their rich pigments to her mother, an artist and teacher, Ghose wandered around the shrine, transfixed. You might say that the idea for "Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings," the Art Institute of Chicago's exhibition running through Jan. 3, was born then. [link]

The Art Institute of Chicago: "Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings," (Ends January 3, 2016); 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL; (312) 443-3600; artic.org