Thursday, February 25, 2016

Day #14 - Art for Lent: Govinda Sah's "Between Earth and Heaven" #Lent2016

By Aaron Rosen
"Between Earth and Heaven" (2013) by Govinda Sah 'Azad' | Nepal. Acrylic on canvas (19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
In Sah's recent patingings, one can still feel the guiding structure of mandalas -- the cosmic maps common in [Govindah] Sah's native Nepal -- that are explicit in the forms and titles of many of hie early works. His abiding interest in cosmogony can be seen in numerous works, including Life/Light (2013), Emphyreal (2012), Emanate (2011), and Began (2010). Sah's works fit equally well alongside those examined in our chapter on the sublime (Chapter), a key concept for the artist. [page 36]

Lent is the annual Christian preparation for Easter. "Today's Art for Lent2016" features artworks that illustrate the Christian "Battle between Carnival and Lent."