Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Met to Exhibit Paintings from India's Rajput Courts

Painting from India's Rajput Courts (The Met Museum)
NEW YORK---Nearly 100 paintings from the royal courts of Rajasthan and Punjab, dating back to the 16th and the early 19th century, will be displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The 'Divine Pleasures: Painting from India's Rajput Courts -The Kronos Collections' exhibition will run from June 14 through September 12. The works on view are meant to move the soul and delight the eye. The collection was assembled over nearly four decades by Mr. Steven M. Kossak, formerly a curator in The Met's Department of Asian Art. The masterful paintings show "compelling episodes" from Hindu epic and poetic literature of the Indian subcontinent. [link]

Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Met Fifth Avenue: "Divine Pleasures: Painting from India's Rajput Courts—The Kronos Collections" (June 14 to September 12, 2016)