Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Elephant God’s Modern Art Avatars

By Badri Chatterjee
The dancing Ganesha is the god of the arts
INDIA---With the help of artist Vasudeo Kamath, the president of Bombay Arts Society who has created images of the deity in several paintings, HT looks at some of Ganesha’s contemporary avatars. “Every artist, from their early days, has always drawn an image of Ganesha as it has the basic form and it gives the artist the confidence that they can make the image,” Kamath said. “The visual form created right in the beginning is the real inspiration. In iconography, there are other gods such as Hanuman, Garuda, Narasimha and Tumbaru, but none of them has the kind of beauty Ganesha does.” [link]