Friday, January 19, 2018

Artist Prashant Shah paints the beauty of Jain temples

By Shailaja Tripathi
“Homage to Bhagwan Bahubali” by artist Prashant Shah
Besides highlighting the aesthetics and the beauty of Jain temples, artist Prashant Shah also underlines the life of Gomateshwara, the revered Jain monk whose tall statue in Shravanbelagola makes for a fascinating sight. To take up religious matter for a painting exhibition can be tricky but Prashant Shah is quite up to the challenge. He wants the viewer to only appreciate the art for art’s sake at his two ongoing exhibitions “Homage to Bhagwan Bahubali” and “Masterpieces of Jain Heritage” at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bengaluru. He would rather have a viewer appreciate the ancient heritage of Jain scriptures, the temple icons, sculptures, bas relief for their aesthetics and beauty. [More]